Arsenal

3 Things I Learned This Weekend

1. Arsenal aren’t capable of winning the League

It’s not really a case of just coming to grips with this now, it’s more that these thoughts have been confirmed this weekend. Arsene Wenger repeatedly lies to himself and the public that he thinks his squad has what it takes to win the Premier League. Yeah it’s part of Wenger’s job to paper over the cracks with words, and he’s has to create an illusive image of his team as world beaters for the sake of team morale, ticket sales, appearance etc.

But who’s he kidding? Chelsea and Arsenal are not on the same level. Despite enjoying long spells with possession, creating chance after chance, the Gunners were not convincing at all. The boys should be turning into men by now, after continuous promises from Arsene that they’re ready to challenge. However, it’s crystal clear that they’re no where near the untouchable Chelsea.

2. The International break couldn’t come sooner enough….

For Liverpool that is. 2 days away from a showdown with RBS and performances on the pitch mirror the shambolic goings on behind the scenes at Anfield. One point from two home games to Sunderland and Blackpool suggest that it’s a worse state of affairs for the Reds than most could have envisaged. Unsettled players, scapegoat manager, injured star striker could all do with a much needed break to recover from the turbulent events at Liverpool.

3. Man United will be asking Sunderland to cough up the dry cleaners bill

As we all know, a leaking pipe conveniently caused the Man United changing room ceiling to cave in prior to their away game at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. This probably posed a bitter distraction for the Red Devils who seemed so concerned with the state of their plush suits, diamond encrusted bling and mobile phones to muster up a enough courage to produce a decent performance.

Contrary to fiery facade that Fergie would usually employ for such disastrous situations, the Man U boss complemented Sunderland staff as well as Steve Bruce’s side:

“It was an accident. These things happen. The Sunderland staff were brilliant.”

“It was a very determined Sunderland team, their home record this season has been very, very good, so I am not pleased but I am satisfied.”

Going soft in his old age?

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