Although not a great film The Expendables was a terrific concept. Lump together all of the action stars from yesteryear and surround them with some new explosions. As February begins, it looks like Alex Ferguson's Manchester United and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal will contest the title this year. There is nothing like a good old-fashioned feud to get the juices flowing.
If I were an Arsenal fan I’d look at the table right now and think we could win it this year. Especially with United having to visit the Emirates and play a reinvigorated Chelsea twice.
Wayne Rooney’s two goals from open play make those fixtures look a far less daunting prospect than they might have done. Both strikes were put away with aplomb and the first in particular, reminded me of a goal he scored against Milan a few years ago. It would be nice if he could do something similar in the upcoming fixture against City.
Great satisfaction can be taken from the knowledge that Ryan Giggs cost us nothing when we pinched him as a 15-year-old from the neighbours. When you see that he has made decisive contributions in three games this week, and Andy Carroll has cost £35million, it seems truly incredible. Even more incredible, perhaps, than spending a fortune on a Geordie striker who never wanted to join you in the first place.
Top of the league is the place to be right now but it looks awfully precarious when you consider the upcoming fixtures. As the club wades back into the Champion’s League we can only hope that the squad doesn’t find itself too stretched. An adventurous struggle with Arsenal should provide just the motivation we need to keep on keepin’ on. Just like old times, eh Arsene?
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