Kick In The Arse!

ARSENAL fans got it wrong on Sunday, their booing of Robin Van Persie, while expected was probably vented in the wrong direction. You have to wonder why on earth those who call Arsenal their team weren’t looking at the Frenchman in the suit in the home dugout or even more culpable the higher up’s that have controlled the purse strings at Arsenal. Ambition is not something to boo, it’s something to be admired and seeing that his were no longer met at Arsenal, he listened to the ‘child’ within and came to win things at Manchester United. Robin had and has always had the right idea, he wasn’t looking to piggyback while the team won and he knocked in the odd goal, he knew that given the price and the history, he’d have light up the team. He certainly did that, with 25 league goals he’s had the highest scoring debut season in the club’s history. Arsene Wenger now says that United probably would have won the league without him because we weren’t a million miles away from doing so last year. It doesn’t have to be a million miles, Arsene, it is still second place. Arsene would remember the difference, if he were still in charge of a team capable of that position.

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Three Points (and each one of them boring)

Forget low gears, United didn’t even need to start the car against Arsenal.

YESTERDAY was Manchester United versus Arsenal. In times gone by that fixture would have been the centre piece of television coverage but yesterday confirmed if confirmation were needed that Arsenal are a poor team and the days of this being the hot rivalry, are gone. It was emphatically stated last year when Arsenal died of embarrassment in this same fixture, this year they offered even less and should have been punished more. The visiting fans offered more imagination than their team, but even then some people missed the subtle nuances of their verbal jousting with us; as I sat underneath the Munich clock waiting for the rest of our party at the end of the game, I heard a woman ask What’s a facking cant?

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Manchester Utd v Arsenal

Manchester United 2 1 Arsenal

Goals: Arshavin 40 mins, Rooney (pen) 59 mins, Diaby OG 63 mins
Man United: Foster; O’Shea, Brown, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick, Giggs; Valencia, Rooney, Nani.
Subs: Park for Valencia, Berbatov for Giggs
Arsenal: Almunia; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy, Denilson, Song, Diaby, Eboue, Van Persie, Arshavin.
Subs: Bendtner for Eboue, Eduardo for Denilson, Ramsey for Arshavin.

“Arsenal are a quality team, snatching defeat from the slack jaws of victory is no easy task.”

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