Twitchers and Baggies beware

By Avenell Dave

So Harry Redknapp calls Arsene Wenger a nutter because Le Boss got animated on the touchline last season?

Funny how other managers, particularly those who have just been hammered at home by their arch rivals (in their fans' eyes at least) decide to use their press conference to talk about Arsene Wenger.

Fat Sam, Tony Pulis and now Twitcher - it's a joke isn't it?

As I said the other day, it's always them talking about us rather than the other way round, isn't it?

Wenger talks about bad tackles and violent play, not about individuals unless it is a game that has finished only minutes earlier.

You can't blame Redknapp really.

His side have just been humiliated and are clearly struggling with the intensity of playing every few days taht comes with Champions League inclusion.

There's no way they'll make the CL again next season and it won't be long no doubt until he moans about not being able to bring in new signings when that has always been the answer to his short-termist style of management.

Maybe Arsene Wenger has become more animated over the years.

He has had to cope with the handicap of the new stadium, players who become too big for their own egos and increasing demands to win a trophy.

Without the external investment at the Ch*vs or Citeh, he would have won something in the last five years, but the billionaires have moved the goalposts.

Which will make it even more satisfying if and when our organically-grown team finally lift a trophy.

Today we've got West brom, a newly promoted team who we will be expected to cast aside with ease.

But the Baggies were resolute two years ago, only letting in one goal against us, thanks to Samir Nasri, and today won't be a cakewalk.

We're losing more players than we're gaining and injuries have stretched us yet again.

In an ideal world, we'll put the game to bed before half time and we can look forward to next week's away trip in the Champions League.

It must be so difficult balancing all the fixtures when we have games every three or four days - but maybe today is the day to bring in some new faces, especially in light of the problems we have.

I'd love to see Henri Lansbury get a cameo to start integrating him into the team - the boy got talent.

The last thing we want to do is have to keep chasing and fighting to defend a slender lead or even have to chase to win the game until the latter stages, when players will no doubt have one eye on Europe.

The Baggies aren't mid table without good reason and we have to take them seriously.

I do hope Tomas Rosicky starts, if fit, and plays a blinder. he's not in a good place at the moment but it only takes one game to change your mojo.

It won't be a walkover, but we will win.

Keep believing Addicts. We are Arsenal.