+ Chelsea’s loss means whatever momentum they might have got from Fernando Torres’ signing has been quelled for the moment. Definitely good news for those fearing that the Blues might immediately surge back into the title race.
+ Upon reflection of our history-making collapse the fact is that we are one point closer to the top and Manchester United’s unbeaten streak has been broken. In addition, United have to play Chelsea twice, a rejuvenated Liverpool at Anfield, us at The Emirates and of course Manchester City this weekend at Old Trafford. Meanwhile we have no games to play against Chelsea and City, host Liverpool and United at The Emirates and only have to travel away to Spurs. We certainly have the easier run home, although I do remember saying that last season as well.
+ It may have gone under the radar a little bit but Wenger has found another gem in young Japanese striker Ryo Miyaichi. Recently signed and sent on loan to Feyenoord, his debut for the Dutch club was spectacular (see video below). Pacey direct and very good-looking, he could prove to be a huge signing for Arsenal in more ways than one. I’ve not been this excited about a young signing for as long as I can remember.
– Reports are that Johan Djourou’s knee problem will sideline him for a month. If true, it means we will be without our most important defender for the Carling Cup final and both legs against Barcelona. A huge blow, considering his terrific form.
– Rumours that reported referee Phil Dowd may have been at the centre of a match-fixing investigation turned out NOT to be true. A bit of a shame, considering the headline of yesterday’s post!
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