Ipswich is leading by a goal coming into this game and their game plan will be to frustrate us by parking the bus and hoping to score on the long balls. And mind you they are much disciplined at the back. But seeing what our team did at the weekend against Wigan, I have no doubt that we will go through but we have to be at that level and never switch-off.
We just have to give our best and not take them lightly. Wenger has said that he will rotate for today’s game also. I feel that we should start with the same team that started against Wigan, with one or two changes, and kill the game off early. The more we delay in killing the game the more Ipswich will fancy their chances.
For the starting eleven, Szczesny is going to stay in goal with Djourou and Koscielny retaining their places. On the left, Gibbs should replace Clichy but on the right I will start with Sagna.
In the middle I will keep the same trio of Wilshere, Song and Fabregas as it is vital that we dominate the midfield today.
Up front I will start with Van Persie and Walcott but rest Nasri and bring in Arshavin on the left.
Probabale starting XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Fabregas, Song, Walcott, RVP, Arshavin
Start with this team today Wenger and we will be in the finals with one hand on the trophy and hopefully we will claim it.
I won’t make any score predictions but keep everything crossed for this one. This game won’t be a walk in the park but we can make it by giving a quality performance.
Come on Arsenal!!!Wembley is waiting!!!