Hey, everyone! Remember the Premier League? I barely do! But, it's back to business in the league tomorrow, as Arsenal welcome their FA Cup conquerors Watford to the Emirates, for what will hopefully be some measure of revenge.
Most everyone who was away on their respective international larks came back unscathed, which is good; as we mentioned earlier, Petr Cech is back in full training and may play a part tomorrow, while the other returnees to training, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky, will probably need another week or two to get back into game shape.
Watford are currently 14th, but with a real chance of finishing in the top 10, so with that and an FA Cup semifinal on the horizon, it's a safe bet that they won't just be showing up at the Emirates and going through the motions.
I refuse to give Tony Pulis any credit for Watford's improved play this season, mostly because he's not the manager (my fact checker has been fired), so instead I'll give all the credit to the entire Watford defense, from Heurelho Gomes to Miguel Britos, Craig Cathcart, and Ben Watson.
When you're a bottom-half team, defense is what generally earns you points, and Watford's has been solid - joint fifth in GA, with 32. To put that in perspective, Arsenal sit third, at 30 GA; imagine where Arsenal would be if they could actually score more goals.
I'd like to imagine that starting this weekend - it's been a while since Arsenal have put a hurting on someone in the league, and it'd be great if that could happen tomorrow. There are eight games left, so why not start this last bit of the season strong?