Arsenal hope new manager syndrome to kick in!

Football manager sackings are like buses in the Premier league this season, with two coming along at the same time this week. Arsenal could benefit, if the so called new manager syndrome kicks in for Chelsea and QPR this weekend. The bookies must have made a killing on Chelsea being the first club to sack their manager, as the early season favoutites were Liverpool, Southampton and Reading.

When QPR lost to Southampton last week, something had to give and it was no surprise when Mark Hughes was given his marching orders by the owner, but he had been beaten to the gun by Abramovich, who has put Rafa Benitez in charge until the end of the season. Chelsea face a massive game tomorrow as the Premier league champions arrive at Stamford Bridge. A draw would be ideal for Arsenal, but a Chelsea win would also help us to close the gap at the top of the table.

Will Benitez have an instant effect? The Spaniard claims to have identified the problem at his first training session, so it is possible, but I doubt it. The players had good relations with Roberto Di Matteo, except perhaps a certain Spanish striker so they were already doing their best. However, if Rafa gets Torres playing like he used to at Liverpool, they will be very dangerous.

QPR have not officially appointed a manager yet, but it is the worst kept secret in the world that Harry Redknapp is on his way to the club. They travel to Manchester United today, and nobody gives them a cat in hell’s chance, but stranger things have happened. The team is full of quality players, who may play with more drive and freedom today, knowing that the pressure is off and hoping to make a good impression on the new boss.

United are coming off a shock defeat to Norwich and Rooney has been ill, so QPR have a chance. If they can take any points off United, then QPR will have done the Gunners a massive favour and the gap to the top could be down to six points, as long as we beat Villa, of course.

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11 thoughts on “Arsenal hope new manager syndrome to kick in!

  1. k

    Chelsea fall apart for a few games after a new manager. QPR seem to play great against good teams.

    Ideal results the weekend would be:
    Villa 0-3 Arsenal
    Chelsea 0-0 Man City
    Man U 0-1 QPR

    I tried to be as realistic as I could with the results. I actually expect Man U to be given a hard game by QPR. They have lost their last few games to Norwich and Galatasary so morale should be low

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  2. Jon

    Come on Arry! Get your boys up for Manure and get a surprise result!

    Bit worried about Chelsea getting Falcao in January, they’ll be very difficult to catch with him up front :(

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  3. theOx @jamie9lashley

    As long as we take 3 points, anything else in our favour is a bonus. We can’t go to villa park expecting to win, like at norwich. Imagine if man u, spurs and city/chelsea lose or draw! Would be ideal. But the main thing is a gunners win

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  4. Thebiggestgooner

    Why are we concerned about what’s happening at other clubs?
    I couldn’t care less about sackings at chelsea and QPR!!!
    Our own performances dictate everything that happens at our club.

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  5. o_0

    I know other managers being sacked should be good news, but we should concentrate on OUR team and good things will happen.

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  6. Sank

    I think sir alex ferguson will leave at the end of the season.

    whatever happens i want wenger to win premier league when alex ferguson is at manu.

    i can predict happy times for gunners.

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  7. Rosdan

    @Jon i think roman said no need for falcao coz they already have a ‘world class’ stiker, i red it somewhere, not sure its true or not

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  8. ms.smith

    @ jon
    Am with u on how difficult it ll b 2 catch chelski if falcao joins dem becuz I ve watched many of his games, he really knows how 2 get in good positions and no doubt a very good finisher and oh his confidence blows me away, he is 1 hell of a striker.take heart brother money does buy quality at times.

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  9. imran

    STUPIDITY HELL :D :D :D

    U knw what GAZIDIS say WE can PAY big WAGES now, In this Decision is as Always upto WENGER :D :) AS he proves his decision Outstanding :D

    How many Times I have to SAY IF SOME 1 IS TO DECIDE WENGER FUTURE, ITS WEBGER HIMSELF :D

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