I know I'm not supposed to say this, but I love watching good football whoever plays it, providing they lose to Liverpool. I was liking arsenal to take the prem this year till I saw romans millions destroy pompey on saturday and my heart sank that chelsea, especially with as defensive and negative a coach as scolari in charge, will take the prem cos they just won't lose, and have some of the cream of attacking players in the world.
still, it surprises me how arsenal were deemed failures last year. They were just 5 points off the top. weird world of adolescent tabloid judgement that we live in. The majority of the season they played lights out football which was a pleasure to watch, and that without van persie all season, a player of great talent. What stopped arsenal winning the prem last year was that wenger, great manager though he is, can't pull his team up after bad losses, and never has been able to...
( remember the 49 game winning streak, then an 8 game run without a win? ).
the breaking of eduardos leg did them in, and the team played after that like they had lost spirit. They were the team most heavily affected by the african nations cup, losing toure etc would have been too heavy a blow for any team to recover from in mid season. if van persie hits form, he is good as any striker in the league, and if rosicky can stay healthy, they'll be there or thereabouts. At the end of the day, if arsenal don't win anything but play like they did last year, then arsenal fans and all of us will be winners. Give me this style of play any day over the fascist throat strangling of the west london wankers in blue and their fascist owner who impoverishes his own people just so he can never lose a game of football.
by the way, gooner, why doesn't wenger play kolo toure at center mid in flaminis place? he is a better all round player than essien with all essiens physicality, and not such a c*** either. if not, denilson/diaby will do flaminis job just fine I think, both outstanding talents.
where's my coat?