Thursday, 1 November 2007

Game on

After postponing my next post here goes on to do with posts(pun very much intended...

At the beginning of the season many people( me included) had written off Arsenal due to the departure of their top scorer of all time Thierry Henry. In fact a friend of mine who is an Arsenal fan went on to say that it the Manchester United vs Arsenal fixture would not be a crucial game. Granted every one of th 38 games is a key fixture what he probably meant is that he didn't expect it it to be a top two encounter.

Well a lot has changed since then with Arsenal's youngsters coming of age in sensational style with Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings in mid-field. He''s probably a top contender for young player of the year, and if he keeps it up it's his for the taking. Not to forget the contribution of others like Adebayor who now finds the net more frequently and Robin Van Persie. Save for last week's encounter with Liverpool, the team has been in very good form (17 games without loss). The thing is of course Manchester United have also had a good run of their own- 8 wins in a row 16 goals in the last 4 matches need I say more?

So all is set for a meeting of the form teams in the FA premiership. No predictions here, with the teams on display it's anyone's guess. However I think Sir Alex will as usual try to stop Arsenals passing game by adding a hassler in midfield like Fletcher, this is one game where Hargreaves will come in really handy.

Looks like a mouth-watering encounter. Game on!