I accept that Arsenal were not very good against Liverpool on Monday, especially in the first half when it looked like all 10 outfield players had just been woken up in the Arsenal version of the film The Hangover and nobody really knew what was going on.
The pundit Jamie Carragher is often much-maligned by Arsenal fans for his pro-Liverpool bias, but just for a change he is not predicting an easy win for his old team at the Emirates next week. The Gunners had a very satisfying 4-1 destruction of the Scousers at home last season, and although Liverpool are yet to concede a goal in this campaign Carragher thinks this will be a crunch game for their defence.
Liverpool Pundits by Galen
Whenever Liverpool pundits seem to talk about Arsenal I always feel as if they should be working on Liverpool TV rather than working at Sky or BT sport. Let me start with …
You might not think that too much has changed at Arsenal since last season. We have pretty much the same squad with a few good additions and once again, we are set to finish the season without the Premier League title having played brilliantly at times but not so well at others.
Arsenal fans are well used to hearing our club criticised, with everything from the club’s transfer policy, the tactical ability of Arsene Wenger and the heart and talent of our players coming under fire. And for a good few years, there was little we could say, as the years went by without a trophy.
Everyone is entitle to their opinion, of course and on close calls you normally have at least two of the three pundits disagreeing. Except when it comes to Arsenal it seems. We all know about how biased Michael Owen is, especially towards Liverpool and against Arsenal, but it seems the contagion is spreading to Sky Sports.
Pundits in Praise of Arsenal’s Resilience, But Still Skeptical of Title Chances by AT
Despite yet another gritty victory in the Premier League, it seems as though Arsenal are still far from favourites to clinch the title in May. Arsene Wenger’s side prevailed over Aston Villa on Monday night through goals from Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud, a result which sees the Gunners jump above Manchester City and Chelsea, who were also victorious over the weekend, to reclaim first spot in the League table.
Arsenal should sign Skrtel by SS
The media are reporting today that Liverpool’s Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel is unhappy at Liverpool and could seek a move away from the club. Arsenal are being linked with just about anybody this summer and are now being tipped as the favourites to sign Skrtel. Believe it or not, it may just be a rumour but I believe Arsenal should sign Skrtel if he really is available.