We have had a right stop start period of games for many reasons, some very unfortunate.
Finally we will now get a run of games but will the goodwill feeling after the Fulham game continue ?
Arsenal have been steadily improving the past few games and on the wings and up front have players that will test the new found resolute defence. The fantastic form of Carlos Cuellar will be really tested against RVP but the real worry is on the wings with the pace Arsenal have. Hutton and Warnock may have improved recently but have they really been tested ?
Of course the no shock news pre game was that N’Zogbia may be not fit. So come on who is really shocked at that relevation, we have seen this before and Mcleish has a track record of lets say, not telling the full truth. So what will the team be and I presume that N’Zog is out.
Hutton, Cuellar, Collins, Warnock
Albirghton, Ireland, Heskey
As we are playing at Arsenal without their tormentor in chief Bent, I expect a very defensive performance with Heskey returning to make the wings more ‘solid’. We of course with 8 points at Arsenal since they moved into the Emirates have a very good record there but they really want CL and can get it.
On the other hand Villa fans will be looking at the Bolton/Blackburn game very closely. what has it come to we have done this two seasons running. For once due to prior commitments I will be missing watching the game, this may be a good one to sit out, I fear a bad defeat.