It is an arbitrary point on the calendar but nonetheless using December 2012 as a starting point provides a fascinating insight into how the fortunes of Manchester United and Arsenal have mirrored each over lately.
On the first full weekend of play last December, both teams delivered performances that were microcosms of their seasons to date. For Arsenal it was a 2-0 home loss to Swansea with two goals from Michu in the final two minutes deciding the contest. It was a low point even for an Arsenal….to read more please click on the link.
The temptation to draw broad and all-encompassing conclusions after an important match is almost irresistible. For many, Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday has “proved Arsenal’s title credentials” while from a Liverpool perspective the defeat supposedly “damages Liverpool’s title chances.”
It is easy to forget that one result early is the season does not define a team’s destiny. Rather, it is just three points out of many and there are lots of opportunities to either rebound from such a loss or to stumble in games that should be won.
Nonetheless on the back of Saturday’s result here are… to read more please click on the link.
There is an old expression that “you can only beat what is in front of you” and that seems very apropos given the top of the Premier League table clash this weekend between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium in London.
Any extended schedule is going to throw up easier runs throughout various stages of a season and clearly Arsenal and Liverpool have both been… to read more please click on the link.