Lee Dixon convinced Arsenal will get all three points against Blackburn
Written by Jeffrey on September 16, 2011 22:30
Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon is convinced the Gunners will get all three points when they play Blackburn Rovers, away from home, on Saturday.
Writing on the Betfair website, the Englishman explained that last Tuesday’s performance by the Gunners in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund was not a perfect one but enough to continue their “rehabilitation” and face a struggling Rovers side with confidence and the three points as their primary objective.
Believing that they should keep an eye on Junior Hoilett if he starts the game, the former right-back added that the Gunners always did well at Ewood Park and should continue the positive record as they are stronger than Steve Kean’s men both in the head and on the pitch.
Arsenal started their Premier League campaign with one win, one draw and two defeats against Liverpool and Manchester United as they desperately need to get all three points in tomorrow’s early kick-off if they are to move closer to the top of the table.
On tomorrow’s game, Dixon said:
Arsenal’s rehabilitation continued in midweek with a Champions League point at Borussia Dortmund. Okay, the performance wasn’t perfect, but it was a great result and the positivity in the camp should ensure the Gunners return from the north west with three Premier League points.
Blackburn finally ended their losing streak last week with a much-needed draw at Fulham.
There were a few encouraging signs too, with Junior Hoilett looking lively as the focal point of their play. He’s 50-50 to make Saturday’s game as it stands, and Arsenal will need to keep an eye on him if he does.
Steve Kean is talking everything up at the moment, but the bottom line is always your league position and the players and fans know that. Despite Arsenal’s relatively poor start, they still possess most of the quality and they should win.
Looking back at my own career we always enjoyed playing at Ewood Park, regularly getting good results against Rovers. And that run has generally continued since my playing days came to an end as the Opta stats underline.
Rovers have lost nine times in the Premier League at home to Arsenal, more than against any other opponent on their own patch.
Football is a psychological game as much as a physical one and I just see Arsenal being too strong for Rovers both in the head and on the pitch.