Play Fantasy Arsene Wenger - Let's wipe the smile from Brown's face

By Avenell Dave

As the disappointment of Wednesday's draw at Turf Moor starts to fade, at least we go into the weekend with a home game and one in which I am fully confident we can take all three points.

We played some great football at times against a Burnley side who are very impressive at home and played some good stuff themselves.

It's all very well lamenting not winning the game but we could have so easily lost - Mikael Silvestre made a tackle in the area that was deemed a free kick just on the egde, and Manuel Almunia used up all his luck when the ball slipped under him and was dispatched, only for offside to be given.

The truth is, all sides have some match winning players and at the moment, we are without two of ours.

Robin van Persie is out for a while but thankfully Cesc Fabregas is not going to be missing for too long, thankfully.

In the meantime, our only really world class player is Andrey Arshavin and there is a lot resting on his shoulders.

While we can sit back and enjoy his brilliance, it's up to others to join in and start showing they too are worthy of elevated status - the likes of Samir Nasri and Theo Walcott.

I hope my fellow Addict Graham McNorthbank is wrong when he says Theo is the new Franny Jeffers but, while I have sought to give him the benefit of the doubt, the fact remains that he is like a little boy lost and needs to use his head rather than just his pace to try and change games.

It was interesting to see how Nasri dropped deep on Wednesday as the game wore on, trying to take over, belatedly, from Cesc by dictating the play out of defence.

Arsene Wenger has talked about him playing in the Andrea Pirlo mould and I can see why, but he too needs to start taking and making chances with more frequency.

Apart from dropping the hapless Almunia after his frightnight on Wednesday, I'd play Nasri in midfield and bring Eduardo back in.

The Crozilian had a couple of half-chances at Turf Moor and looks a shadow of his former self, but if he's going to get his goalscoring and physical confidence back, there are few better opportunities than against Hull City at home.

Addict XI


Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Silvestre

      Song Nasri Diaby

 Walcott Eduardo Arshavin

What do you think? Who should play against hull tomorrow evening?