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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