Let's take a break from all the negativity surrounding the Emirates currently. There is time enough for that later in the week.
Exactly a week from now, FIFA 12 hits the stores, in the US at least.
Forget all the new features in the game. As excited as I am about that, I am even more excited to be able to play with an up-to-date Arsenal squad.
Normally I would already have the demo, released September 13th, and I would have my play with Arsenal down pat for the full release.
Unfortunately the circumstances are such that I am currently miles away from my PS3 and therefore behind the curve in FIFA 12 already.
Hopefully that will be fixed soon as I enjoy beating people online with the Arsenal squad, and I reckon it will be even more interesting this year.
Despite the fact that I have been unable to play with the Arsenal squad in the demo, FIFA has been my football game basically since its inception and, though I have dabbled in PES as well or Winning Eleven if you prefer, if there has been one game on my shelf it has been FIFA.
This team should be a pretty solid FIFA team, though results on the field so far have said otherwise.
So go ahead and click through to find out just how good our Gunners will be in the virtual world!