Dear Arsenal fans, I was reading an interesting article earlier about how Man City are turning into the new Man United. Ever since the departure of Alex Ferguson, United seemed to have the odds stacked against them. Many are saying they have lost the fear factor they used to beat their opponents with, even before setting a foot on the pitch. Earlier in the season I always thought, being typical United, they would come back strong towards the end of the season, so I reserved judgement. But as we enter into the season’s second half, they look just as weak. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal head to Aston Villa tonight needing a win to go back to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea rode their luck a bit in the first half against Hull and came out winners, then Manchester City survived a tough test away to Newcastle, so Arsenal are back in third and have to win at Villa Park. .......Read the full article here
For Arsenal to let six goals in, even against the team that many think are favourites for the Premier League title, is disappointing and clearly no good enough. But with Manchester City laying waste to all comers at the Eyihad, most of us were expecting a tough game and probably a defeat.
But in the cold light of day, a study of the stats on Sky Sports tells something of a different picture. And those stats do not include a clear penalty being denied to Arsenal, or that two goals were wrongly disallowed for offside. Of course, stats are not everything, and City did cause us big trouble at the start of the match, as well as taking advantage when Arsenal were tiring and chasing the game, but some key stats do jump out. .......Read the full article here
With both teams on a great run of form, the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Everton yesterday was always likely to be a tight and hard fought affair, and so it turned out. But the Arsenal boss feels that his team were not given a fair crack of the whip by match officials, handing an unfair advantage to Roberto Martinez and his Toffees. .......Read the full article here
It will not surprise many Arsenal fans that Alex Ferguson complained that his Manchester United players did not get fair treatment from the referee at the Emirates yesterday. Fergie complained that Phil Dowd had treated the teams differently, especially when it came to giving yellow cards, but Arsene Wenger saw things differently.
The United manager is no stranger to suggesting that his team do not get fair treatment from Premier League referees, but most other people seem to think they get away with murder. Fergie wondered how the linesman missed Walcott being fractionally offside for his goal, but jumped down the reporters throat after he pointed out that van Persie was clearly offside when he equalised against West Ham recently. .......Read the full article here
The Everton manager David Moyes is absolutely certain that the linesman denied his team a share of the points in last night’s game against Arsenal at Goodison Park. In fact he says the offending linesman called FIVE decisions wrongly in Arsenal’s favour.
“There’re five which are onside, five decisions, I’ve checked.” Moyes exclaimed. “It’s a goal.
“We’ve had a sore deal the last few games, we’ve had really poor decisions against us.