Arsenal vs Manchester United: Let’s show we are second to none. Plus favourite line-up
Written by Chris on April 30, 2011 23:10
Had you asked any Arsenal fan what tomorrow’s game means a month ago, everyone would have said it’s massive, it’s the game of the season, it’s where the title will be decided.
Weeks later, the answer is a simple one: this one is just a game in which we are to show that we are second to none in terms of quality and that’s because even if we manage to get all three points we would still be a long way from the top of the table.
It’s funny, many still believe that the financial power of the other teams is the reason why we’re not winning trophies but as I’ve said many times, when the season kicked-off and I looked at every single element of the squad of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and so on, I saw teams on the same level and no difference in quality.
Before the Tottenham Hotspur game I said we never disappoint in big games with some readers correcting me – rightly so I should say – because you cannot consider games against Blackburn and Sunderland “small” considering what we were playing for.
Having said that, I honestly believe the players will not disappoint us tomorrow. In a way they know winning the title is now mission impossible so with less pressure on their shoulders they will hopefully be more “lighthearted” – as Wenger wanted last month – and put the same type of performance we saw when we played Barcelona.
A lot has been said on why we will end the season with nothing to show for it, my opinion is that had we approached every single game in the same way we approached the Barca one, had we fought in the same way we fought against the Spaniards in all our games, we would still be competition, at least, for the Championship.
Let’s go for it lads, don’t disappoint us, show us that it’s not true that you’re not good enough, show us, that you when you’re hungry and ready for a win you can and will get it!
As always, my favourite line-up is below. Remember you can submit your own at Arsenal Interactive and then share it on Twitter and Facebook.
Straight forward line-up to predict or have as favourite. I was tempted to put Andrey in the first eleven but I was so disappointed with his lack of effort when used as a sub against Bolton that I don’t believe he deserves to start.
And with Abou Diaby out injured the rest of the midfield should be pretty much the same as last week and of course the same can be said about the defensive department.
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