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As we are heading to a new year, it finally seems as if we are getting closer to having all of our first team players fit and ready for selection. This is obviously a really good thing for the club, fans and the manager but it will also mean that the latter will have some serious decisions to make in the up and coming weeks.

Most importantly for the squad is the return to hopefully a fit and maybe more hungry club captain Thierry Henry. Very few fans would argue that he should walk straight back into the team, and his goals and performances since he signed back in 2001 have been unbelievable.


But the truth of the matter is that he hasn't been missed in recent weeks. Robin Van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor have been in wonderful form and have struck up and great relationship. The work rate and strength of Adebayor along with the guile and ability of Robin Van Persie have seen both strikers score 6 in 4 games.

I'm sure Arsene already has the solution to this wonderful problem, if I can call it that and I guess we will have to wait and see what this could be.


My one worry is that unless he plays 4-3-3 (Which I don't imagine us doing) we may have a player left on the sidelines that feels that he does not deserve to be left out and this may dent his confidence. I think that as a paring, Henry and Adebayor are the most suited and both players work well for eachother. Unless of course Adebayor has the cheek to go for goal himself instead of passing to the captain, but hey, that's another article.

At the same time I feel that Robin Van Persie is finding some true form and he is one of the only players in our squad who can do that something a bit special that can win the game as we witnessed against Watford. The way he shifted the ball and his body to curl round the keeper was pure class, I've watched that over and over again and I still love it.

I think its clear to most that a left wing Robin Van Persie in a 4-5-1 and a striking RVP in a 4-4-2 are two totally different players and I know which one I would rather have.

Making the side stronger is Wengers prime objective and he watches these players day to day so I have my faith in him to make the correct decision.

This can only be a good thing I guess, at least we are not like those lot at the other side of north London only managing to find 1 striker on form at a time.