Monthly Archives: January 2010

Arsenal vs Manchester United

Chelsea might be carrying on with their Premier League matches in a professional manner, but Ancelloti knows deep inside that he cannot afford to slip up because Manchester United and Arsenal are running them close to top the league. And it is this this encounter today happening in North London which will be watched closely by everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club. Arsenal vs United any year will be a standout fixture for the quality of play and attacking football as it seldom is a boring match.

Ever since Chelsea came into prominence this fixture has become not-so important in the title deciding scheme of things. But this year both clubs have a chance to topple Chelsea from where it is perched right now. Alex Ferguson and Wenger seem to have mellowed down over the years and both would like to put it across the other.

Arsenal is without Vermaelen and United without Rio Ferdinand. Overall United look like the stronger side with a composed and sturdy side with a striker in prime form, in Rooney. Arsenal will hope that its creative midfield and the individual brilliance of players like Cesc and Arshavin will give it the edge. This should be an absorbing encounter, can’t miss it!!!

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Stern test for the Gunners

I know that 4 matches do not make a season, especially when it comes in January end, but the next 4 matches that Arsenal play in the Premier League will go a long way in making or breaking the confidence this team has. To me, as long as we do not lose any match or maybe lose just 1 match, we should be in a healthy position come February middle. Ideally I would not want to lose any of the next four matches or for that matter any more matches in the league.

The team seems to be recovering well in the health front with both Bendtner and Nasri getting into training. Probably this is the good news that awaits the team and will be the kick it needed to overcome Villa tonight. Last match we played in the league was probably one of the best matches we played in the whole season with Cesc showing that he can handle the physical part of the challenges. He played a key part in 2 goals and Rosicky showed why I rate him high in this team with a superb goal which hardly had any back lift.

I got a bit busy with a lot of things in life, both officially and personally. I got engagaged on Xmas eve and ya she loves the Gunners too 🙂

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