Arsenal are well and truly on a roll. The combination of the midfield trio of Rosicky, Arshavin, and El Capitan Fantastic have reinvigorated the football we were playing. Next up, Birmingham, who bring with them some unpleasant memories. Birmingham, who are bit out of form and as the game is at the Emirates, we should not expect anything less than a victory.
I expect the team that started against Blackburn to start again. Eboue might be given a go at RB instead of Sagna. I hope Wenger does not go for squad rotation and replaces the better players only after a comfortable lead. Wilshere and Ramsey should get a chunk of the game if we are comfortable in the game.
The Brum are not good travellers and will park the bus and stifle the midfield. We should be wary of them and not be complacent. That would cost us. We should start with a high tempo, get the early goals and put the game to rest. I hope we keep a clean sheet. IMO, it will be a decent 2-0 to Arsenal. Best of Luck
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I don't need to assume anything with Birmingham, because I KNOW they will bring a defense. They're a solid team defensively and it will be a very nervy half hour if it stays 0-0 (or worse :|) after 60.
That said, I think we'll win it. An early goal and a late one. 2-0 to us with Arsha and Rvp on the scoresheet.