United’s goalkeepers will need special treatment from United new goalkeeping coach Paul Barron, because whoever picked on Wednesday have to deal with so many shooting from Arsenal’s player. I can predict the bullets are flying into Newcastle’s six-yards box and that will need more extra attention.
United number one Shay Given expressed his frustration to have six goals since returning from the November international break, he must be alert that he also have to pick the ball twice from his net when United face Arsenal in Carling Cup. Those should have been anticipated on Wednesday, IF he have another chance to guard Newcastle goal.
“It was very frustrating after the game because you feel we should have at least taken a point or won the game.” He added more about his latest performance against Blackburn, “It’s not nice seeing the ball hit the net so many times, and it has been a difficult few weeks.”
Newcastle’s game on Wednesday evening will be televised live around the world, so this is the chance to show the world what does it mean by the Geordie fighting spirit. All United players are aware of the possibility of another defeat but we can live with that as long as we show some fight, die with honor not as cowards.
This is the latest injury news from the Emirates. Robin van Persie (knee) absent since October, Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Abou Diaby (back), and the latest one Alexander Hleb will also missing for the mid week game with an Achilles problem.