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Wenger Aims To Avoid Another City Drubbing

Wenger Aims To Avoid Another City Drubbing

Arsenal have shipped 10 goals in their last three visits to East Manchester and shrewd Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team are ready for the challenge next Sunday...

Arsenal have seen off Birmingham and stuffed Shakhtar Donetsk in the past few days in readiness for what promises to be a tough encounter at what will be an emotionally charged Eastlands where the Manchester club will pay their respects to Malcolm Allison beforehand:

'We have won our last two games now and that is important because we go into the Manchester City game with a good level of confidence and with some certainties in the way we want to behave...City is a different type of game and what was important for us tonight was to win and then prepare.'

It will be interesting to watch the talented 23 year old Samir Nasri on Sunday and how he approaches a game of such intensity. He went out of his way to publically slate hard tackling in English football recently joining a chorus of views that threaten to drift towards the sport becoming none body contact.

'Nigel de Jong has pedigree, a bit like Mark van Bommel. Referees should know that these players make foul tackles...are we protected enough in England? I don't think so. What strikes me is the refereeing...the referee saw Hatem Ben Arfa exit on a stretcher with an oxygen mask, yet he didn't punish De Jong.'

You get the inpression that Nasri wouldn't have lasted long in the days of Mike Doyle and Sammy Nelson!

However, the game promises to be another firecracker as second meets third in a real six pointer!


Head for The VMC Match Day Experience Forum for the build up to Thursday's game and our ever popular Live Match Day Thread!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk
Date:Wednesday October 20 2010
Time: 9:24AM


If you look at incidents between Nasri and Barton and Nasri and Hull City last year, as well as Nasri versus Liam Ridgewell on Saturday, you'll see he can handle himself just fine. :-)
Little Dutch
20/10/2010 09:44:00
Let's face it, you've got to have a bit of resilience about you if you come from Marseille. No place for the faint hearted is that city, dutch!
Johnny Baguette
20/10/2010 09:46:00
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