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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Explosion of the Arsenal!!!

The biggest disappointment of this EPL season has been Liverpool, with a lineup of Gerrard, Alonso, Crouch, Bellamy, Kyut to name a few they were expected to fire and give a shot at the title. But that was not to be, their play not only lack fire but the quality too. It seems they just can't keep up the pace with anyone, finding difficult to hold on even to the second level teams. The irony is that they seem to have the problem only in the EPL, as they have played pretty well in the Champions league, with 10 points from 4 mathces they are sitting comfortably on top of their group. With talk of trouble between Gerrard and Rafa Benitez subsiding it was expected that better days might be here soon, But the talk of the club changing hands seems to bring in more uncertainity and it seems the troubled days are here to stay.

The other disappointment had been Arsenal, though their situation has not been as pitiful as Liverpool. They have had some great quality games as expected from a team of highest quality but their biggest trouble in the last couple of months has been their ability to score goals. They would play a beautiful game with perfect passing but would fail when it matters the most that is in scoring goals. So much was I frustrated with lack of Arsenal goals that I switched off midway in their last few games as I did last night. Thankfully that wait seems to be over, with hat-tricks in the matches against Liverpool and Hamburg they seem to be getting back their killer instincts. Though the gap at the top of the EPL is becoming pretty wide for them to be considered for the title, but they are still not out of contention and can surely turn the tables around.


  • Well, definitely not sad that Arsenal is not performing. Never liked their game of scoring one goal and then pulling down the shutters...

    Liverpool..aah..If only the mystery about Gerrard gets solved, then they can get back to playing football in EPL :-)

    THe only team that looks gr8 currently is Man U...They just look too good but I would like to see them thrashed this Sunday :-)


    By Blogger HP, at 6:54 am  

  • So u seem to be happy man after Man U lost to Celtic last night, but with the fire that they are playing they sure look to be heading 4 the title.

    By Blogger As If, at 7:18 am  

  • And to remind u they Arsenal scored 3 last night.

    By Blogger As If, at 7:20 am  

  • @Asif,

    Yes..Arsenal did score 3 but I guess it was a one-off instance :-)

    And I was talking about the coming Sunday's match between Man Utd and Chelsea...
    But, with Man Utd losing the Champions league match, I guess Chelsea is going to pay the price for this...Manu Utd are going to come all guns blazing on Sunday...


    By Blogger HP, at 8:47 am  

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