Just like last season, most of the pundits are writing off the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title before we have even got started. And the likes of Michael Owen, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are using the same old reasons to back up their predictions. Namely, that Arsenal have not the power and fighting qualities we need to stand up to the likes of Chelsea and Man City.
There is a theory that the bookies are always right, but if that was true, Arsenal would be around mid-table and out of the FA cup by now. The media and so-called football experts have been predicting doom and disaster for Arsenal since the season began, but they also predicted that Tottenham would rule north London this season and knock us out of the Champions League places, so what do they know?
We’re not gonna take it right?
Still clenching your fist and cursing the board and Wenger? Come on, you guys should know better, except for loan deals the likelihood of any signings in the January transfer window is unlikely.
Wait, what happened suddenly that there seems to be a dearth of players wanting to come to Arsenal? We are still considered among the best in the world (pinch of salt please), we are supposedly among the richest clubs in the world, so why is it that no one worth his salt wants to come to us?
Manchester City vs Arsenal
It was a slow start to the season for us, a draw against Sunderland, many started thinking that this season was going to be a long one for Arsenal.Then followed a draw to Stoke City and the Match of The Day pundits were writing Arsenal off!
Following a win against Liverpool at Anfield and a very convincing win against Southampton at home, the pundits views of Arsenal have soon changed. Midweek last week we got of to a good start in the Champions League with a win against Montpellier.
Just wanted to write about the two teams which go into battle this week and as the wait is getting longer and I am tired thinking of tactics, haha, I thought I can write a few thoughts about the contrast of the two teams.
No i didn’t mean Liverpool and United, frankly speaking I don’t care much what happens in that game though it will make me smile knowing United lost if they do so. For me the game that matters is City vs Arsenal. The game between the champions and probable contenders.
Given how the match against Sunderland turned out and the subsequent explosion of angry tweets and messages that followed, you would think Arsenal fans had suddenly lost all hope for gaining any trophies this season.
I wouldn’t go to those extremes just yet, but let me be completely brutal by suggesting that, as one of the worlds richest clubs, finishing in the top four or five is simply not acceptable, and given how the season started I can see why so many fans are upset. Yesterday’s match was seen as a repeat of last season. With star players gone, we needed a win to affirm some faith back in the club!
Who will win the premier league? by Vinay
Its the Premier League all over again, its staring at our face and it all starts this weekend. Two and half months of waiting, endless media speculation of who is coming and who is going, 3 great signings and one waiting to leave, whatever be the case, its that time of the year to clear your throats and shout- “Come on Arsenal”.
Lets look at potentially how the league will span out for the next 10 months and analyze in brief who has the best chance of winning the league.
I wish you all very well. Today is just a small blog from myself and I’m asking you guys what I have asked many times before. Can we now not see that our club is being wrecked buy a board that only has desire to make money? Wenger has taken so much abuse from some of the people on this site, but I’m telling I am 100 percent sure the board have said, (Right Wenger, we will give you this to spend and just keep us in the top 6). Even if you read Van Persie’s statement, he speaks highly of Wenger but chooses not to mention the men upstairs. Wenger has made it clear that he wants to keep Van Persie until his contract expires. So does this now not put all the rubbish to one side and tell us it’s not Wengers fault?
Who does Wenger think he is fooling when he says that he believes that Arsenal can win the league?
When there was a level playing field Arsenal could proudly boast to being a top team, capable of winning the league and every other competition; but with the arrival of the oligarch to West London and the sheikh to Manchester, everything changed.
Abramovich threw hundreds of millions at his pet project and if something didn’t work he threw it away and started again.
Sheikh Mansour has done exactly the same at Manchester City; the difference being that part of the building process has involved taking some of Arsenal’s best talent.
The arrival of Podolski and Giroud was the first positive step in showing the club’s intent to move up a level. Not only would it lessen the work load and reliance on Robin van Persie, but would send a signal that Arsenal would try to compete with the big spenders.
Regretfully, no sooner had it been announced that Giroud had become an Arsenal player, when RvP let it be known that he was not planning to renew his contract which ends at the end of the 2012-13 season. If you listened to the VIP betting tips you would have known that Giroud was always going to be a straight replacement for our captain.