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Sunday, February 10, 2008

City City Bang Bang and if Arsenal win on Monday it’s the Big Bang

By 1970’s Gooner

What a fantastic run of results this Sunday has bestowed upon us Gooners.

I have to admit I never expected Manchester City to deprive Manchester United of all three points! I had a feeling that they could get something out of the game though as the stats showed that Roonie’s absence always seems to derail United.

There was another reason that made me a bit more optimistic though and it isn’t what a lot of Manchester United sympathisers have been putting forward as an excuse.

The fact that there was a lot of emotion due to the 1958 air disaster was not in my opinion the real reason behind the defeat. Nor was the international break as Carlos Quiroz was suggesting!

Manchester United’s performance in their last game away at Tottenham, which I watched, left a lot to be desired. They got a very lucky point right at the death through that walking disaster Dawson who also gave them all three points at Old Trafford if you remember.

Manchester City played intelligently and stretched Manchester United on their weakest points which were their flanks. Wes Brown and O’Shea were run rugged by Petrov and the impressive Vassel.

But also where Manchester United faltered was in midfield where Scholes’s influence waned as the game wore on and Ireland’s influence begun to get immense. What a game he had.

Ronaldo, "the greatest player in the world", believed his own hype and was nowhere to be found. These are the games great players take control of and turn them round don’t they?

Chelsea as predicted in one of my earlier postings on the chances of the three contenders for the title have slipped one game too many. They were awful in an awful game where a draw was a fair result.

One more slip up and they will probably be out of it altogether. Their African players may be coming back a little bit too late to save the day.

Arsenal’s Africans, especially Toure and Eboue, look like they will make it back in time to face Blackburn on Monday. Their return will be significant as the alternatives in their respective positions (Hoyte/Gilberto in defence and Walcott on the wing) will in my opinion weaken the side.

And it is important to drive the advantage home and capitalize on this slip up. A win will put us five points ahead of Manchester United and eight ahead of Chelsea.

City went bang bang against United and a win on Monday will turn into the big bang for Arsenal’s title aspirations!

Ed: The bookies have now made Arsenal favourite for the title.

Latest betting on the Premiership Title (Paddy Power):

Arsenal 5/6
Manchester United 6/4
Chelsea 5/1
Liverpool 150/1


Anonymous said...

a great day for us! wenger's babes wiil prove to be better than manure's "world stars"

Anonymous said...

we now have to make sure we win tommorrow against a depleted Blackburn side and then its game over.....

Anonymous said...

only problem is that we are also depleted but we should still win it a goal from ade and dudu.

Anonymous said...

if eboue and toure come back in time we will not be depleted. we will not have a strong bench but at least we will field a strong starting 11

Anonymous said...

make no mistake Flamini is the key player tomorrow not Toure or Eboue. If Flam is fit we should be fine but the pressure is ON. can these players handle the pressure of expectation. I happen to think they can but tomorrow will tell us that.

Anonymous said...

Let's not get carried away. There is a long way to go, and a couple more injuries at a time when legs are tired and we are fucked. If Manure are going through a lazy patch at the moment they may turn it around on Saturday by beating us. A lot is hanging by a thread right now for the Big Three, even if we look a little better off than we did on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

pleeeeaaase - lets keep our feet on the ground - it is not all over if we win tomorrow - theres a long way to go and 5 points is not alot at this stage - so once again please dont get over excited and start mouthing off fellow gooners - one game at a time

Anonymous said...

Hey Arsenalanalysis aka 1970'S Gooner. Why u not on goonernews no more?

Anonymous said...

To be fair Dawson was not responsible for the draw at White hart lane! He had a very solid game the and it was O'hara fault as he was marking tevez!

Anonymous said...

the saudi trip takes toll on them..
thanks to the saudi king, we can make it this year..

Anonymous said...

To anon 3.50 am

I have contacted GoonerNews about it and it seems that sometimes their feed is not perfect.
You can still access posts on Arsenal Analysis from NewsNow of course.

Thanks for your enquiry.

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Anonymous said...

Seem to be a lot of pessimists on here....
Perhaps you'd all be interested to know that this weekend's result officially mean that Arsenal have now avoided relegation this season - something to celebrate there then....

Anonymous said...

We should not get too excited however we cannot say that Man U and Chelsea aint helping our cause, i believe they are Arsenals greatest advocates at the moment, GREAT! though we cannot rejoice too much because if we fail to win tonight it then whatever. i would love Arsenal to just stay focused on the teams infront of us since only we can hurt ourselves at the moment regardless of what Man U or Chelsea does from here on out, if we win our matches we win, simple as that!