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Wigan Preview: Van Persie for Rosicky the likely change from Wednesday

1 comment September 19th, 2009

Robin van Persie is fit for the game against Wigan today.  I’m so pressed for time that today’s blog will be decidedly linkless, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.  You’ll also need to trust me when I tell you that Andrey Arshavin, who did have a 10% chance of being fit, now has a 100% chance to put his feet up, having been ruled out with a knee problem.

I expect Van Persie to come in for Tommy Rosicky, who’s played more football in the past week than anyone could have anticipated.  Van Persie will join Eduardo and Bendtner in a potent-looking front three, which means Abou Diaby will drop deep alongside Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song.  Bacary Sagna is likely to return to the defence, while Vito Mannone continues to moonlight in goal.

With Chelsea, Spurs, United and City all playing each other in some sort of conference of evil on Sunday, this weekend is a good opportunity to make up ground on those leading the pack.  Wigan have struggled since their impressive start at Villa Park, and their open style of play might prove conducive to our counter-attacking game.

I’m running out of things to say.  It’s not that Wigan are an uninteresting team or that today is an unimportant game – it’s because I actively want today to feel ‘routine’.  The past few weeks have been entertaining but draining and provided less than satisfactory results.

If today was a 2-0 win with minimal incident that was shown right at the end of Match of the Day, I’d actually be rather pleased.

Come On You Reds.

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