With four days remaining until the official opening day of the transfer window everyone is waiting for a flurry of big money bids for so-called “home-grown” players to fulfil the new FA regulations. From the start of next season every Premiership team must have at least 8 HG players in their squads.
In all the excitement of Arsenal making an amazing comeback in the FA cup final yesterday, finally bringing the long wait for a trophy to an end, you may have missed this interesting little side show. As the players were celebrating, the BT sport presenters were discussing the game and other things and there was a surprise for Arsenal fans.
When Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United, it will be with more confidence and real belief that they will come away with all three points than most of the current players can remember. It is true that the Gunners have had some miserable times there in the recent past, but that will not affect the Gunners team, because the season so far, and especially the last two games, have instilled a sense that Arsenal can beat anyone.
Game Preview by Adnan
Arsenal welcome(sort of) Manchester United, who have won the English Premier League, to the Emirates today for a match that is decidedly crucial for the Gunners and perhaps a little less so for the Red Devils. Of course, along with the visit comes former Gunner and the man of the moment with a hat-trick in his very last game, Robin van Persie, who scored in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
The Arsenal fans were accused of having no class by Rio Ferdinand after the match against Manchester United on Saturday. In doing so, Ferdinand reinforced one of the reasons that Arsenal fans, along with most others, don’t like United. Hypocrisy.