When Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United, it will be with more confidence and real belief that they will come away with all three points than most of the current players can remember. It is true that the Gunners have had some miserable times there in the recent past, but that will not affect the Gunners team, because the season so far, and especially the last two games, have instilled a sense that Arsenal can beat anyone.
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Arsenal welcome(sort of) Manchester United, who have won the English Premier League, to the Emirates today for a match that is decidedly crucial for the Gunners and perhaps a little less so for the Red Devils. Of course, along with the visit comes former Gunner and the man of the moment with a hat-trick in his very last game, Robin van Persie, who scored in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
The Arsenal fans were accused of having no class by Rio Ferdinand after the match against Manchester United on Saturday. In doing so, Ferdinand reinforced one of the reasons that Arsenal fans, along with most others, don’t like United. Hypocrisy.
Ferdinand’s ill chosen words were because of the away fans giving Robin van Persie some abuse. Has he never heard Tevez getting stick? It is part of football. Everybody knew that van Persie would get stick from the Arsenal fans after he chose to abandon us for our hated rivals.
The Man United defender Rio Ferdinand has told the press that his team were terribly disappointed that they didn’t beat Arsenal by a very wide margin on Saturday after being totally in control of the game from start to finish.
He said: “We should have finished that game off ages ago. That’s the most disappointing thing, If you had been in our changing room you’d have thought we lost the game, the way the mood was. At the end of the day it is three points. I thought it was the best shape we have had for a while, this season, and we defended as a team. That showed in the amount of chances we created but we should have maybe had the game won by five, six or seven but it wasn’t to be.”