Wembley, here we come!

It was an important, satisfying victory against the thugs of Stoke that came at a significant price. Injuries to Walcott and Fabregas means we might miss them in this crucial period of the season, particularly with the final at Wembley coming up in a couple of days. Walcott is definitely out while Cesc remains a serious doubt.

The Carling Cup may not be the most prestigious trophy around, but it would provide our young team with a foundation to build on and the confidence to further add to our trophy collection this season. In my opinion, a win here is as great a preparation as any for the away leg at Camp Nou. Also, won't it be nice not hearing or reading the constant waffle about our "trophy drought" in the media?

No matter what team plays on Sunday, Arsenal will be favourites against Brimingham. In the 2 Premier League meetings this season, Arsenal have won both, beating Birmingham 2-1 at the Emirates and then 3-0 at St Andrew’s. City will most likely park the bus in front of their goal, they will be very motivated, counting on a counter attack or Zigic header to nick a goal and claim a historic win. We must be ready for this and I feel van Persie, Arshavin or Bendtner could be crucial to the game. Let's hope the next post will have a picture of the Gunners celebrating the win.

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Wolves before Barca for the Gunners

So after the debacle at Newcastle last weekend, we somehow find ourselves closer to the top of the table. With the Manchester derby also on this weekend, we have a real chance to gain even more ground at the top.

Wolves arrive in London in high spirits and will be looking to back up last weekend’s surprise win over Manchester United. Wenger has said that he won't be resting any of his stars but I feel that Song and Djourou, two players returning from injuries will be given the day off with the Barcelona game around the corner. Robin van Persie is also a doubt having missed international duty with flu. Diaby begins his suspension, Rosicky is out due to a groin strain with Nasri and Vermaelen still out.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 16 meetings with Wolves in all competitions and long may that sequence go. I expect a nervy game but a valuable win and three points gained for Arsenal. Then again, after last weekend, we could be five nil up and I would still be thinking it is a nervy game. Supporting Arsenal is not making me any younger.

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Crucial comeback against Everton

After that clearly offside goal by Everton and the pressure they were putting on us in the first half, I suspect I wasn't the only Arsenal fan to fear the worst. However, our second half resurgence with the aid of goals by Arshavin and Koscielny put us ahead and got us the three points. The win keeps us close in the title race and once again this season shows that it is now possible for us to grind out results even when not playing at our best. Good to see Arshavin and Bendtner playing some good football recently and I feel these two players will be absolutely vital to our chances in the run in.

Coming up, Newcastle away on Saturday, which will hopefully be a great game and another three points for Arsenal.

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