Gunners Keen on Leaving the Drama in Brussels

Late Drama in Belgium

Late Drama in Belgium

Arsenal head into their fourth Champions League fixture, aiming to handle Anderlecht with less theatrics than in their last encounter with the Belgian champions. Only two weeks after the Gunners unexpected comeback in Brussels, they head back home to the comforts of The Emirates hoping to take care of business in a more convincing fashion.

Down 1-0 in the final minutes of the match, the Gunners were saved from picking up their second loss in the group stage with two dramatic come from behind goals. Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski saved the day with respective tallies at 89′ and 90′ +1 in the final moments, stunning Anderlecht at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Late saviour Poldi
Late saviour Poldi

Grabbing one-point on the road would have been redeeming enough, but the three-point outcome allowed them to keep within striking distance of Group D leaders, Borussia Dortmund. The German side is posting a perfect nine-points, compared to Arsenal who has six. As soon as the groupings were drawn, the two sides were expected to rise to the top of Group D . It could come down to their last head to head meeting at the end of November.

Now, more than ever, the Gunners need to register another three-points in the second leg of the back-to-back games versus Anderlecht. Theo Walcott’s return from a lengthy injury could be the answer that Arsene Wenger is looking for. The current form of Arsenal will immediately improve with the attacking abilities of Walcott. The speedy winger will deliver more scoring opportunities for the team throughout the course of the game and not have to rely on a late comeback. The presence of Walcott, as discussed here last week¬†is the type of kick-start that Wenger is needs. Up front, Walcott, along with Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, will see an immediate difference.

Theo to return on 4th?
Theo to return on 4th?

Arsenal will be gunning for the three-points right out of the gate when in their UEFA Champions League  fixture against Anderlecht on Tuesday, November 4. Getting Walcott in the mix could be the remedy to avoid any repeat in drama against Anderlecht.

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  1. No doubt we need Theo ahead. His future collaboration with Dany and Alex are promising. Their pace could be winning factor for us. My worry is come from midfield sector who are under performance so far. -Slow transition, unforce error and lack of creativity could be our barrier. Even Santi is playing below his par. We can’t use the speedster trio if these sector can’t pick ’em fast enough in final third. However, we shouldn’t need another late goal to overcome Anderlecht. But first thing first, Burnley will provide some test. COYG!

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