What will we learn about Arteta’s Arsenal today? Will he stick with the kids? Will he get Ozil back into the team? Will the defence be less awful?
Here are today’s 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League:
- Aston Villa v Norwich
- Bournemouth v Arsenal
- Chelsea v Southampton
- Crystal Palace v West Ham
- Everton v Burnley
- Sheffield United v Watford
I assume we all feel absolutely dreadful after a day of indulging ourselves. What better way to bring yourself back to reality than watching dozens of millionaires running around a bit of grass. It’s even more special this year as you can watch every single game on Amazon; you’ve probably bought all your Christmas presents from them, so it’s fitting you can continue your relationship with them on Boxing Day.
In terms of actual football, the intrigue comes at Bournemouth who host Arsenal for Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge, so we can all see if he has orchestrated a revolution of if they’re just bad. Elsewhere, Carlo Ancelotti leads Everton against Burnley in order to remind himself how ruddy bloody hard the Premier League is.
Last on Match of the Day will be Aston Villa v Norwich. It’s very much a relegation SIX-POINTER, so it’s got that in its favour, at least.
Anyway … let’s pour another glass of wine and enjoy non-stop football.