Sin City by Big Gun
Arsenal head to Aston Villa tonight needing a win to go back to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea rode their luck a bit in the first half against Hull and came out winners, then Manchester City survived a tough test away to Newcastle, so Arsenal are back in third and have to win at Villa Park.
For Arsenal to let six goals in, even against the team that many think are favourites for the Premier League title, is disappointing and clearly no good enough. But with Manchester City laying waste to all comers at the Eyihad, most of us were expecting a tough game and probably a defeat.
With both teams on a great run of form, the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Everton yesterday was always likely to be a tight and hard fought affair, and so it turned out. But the Arsenal boss feels that his team were not given a fair crack of the whip by match officials, handing an unfair advantage to Roberto Martinez and his Toffees.
It will not surprise many Arsenal fans that Alex Ferguson complained that his Manchester United players did not get fair treatment from the referee at the Emirates yesterday. Fergie complained that Phil Dowd had treated the teams differently, especially when it came to giving yellow cards, but Arsene Wenger saw things differently.
The Everton manager David Moyes is absolutely certain that the linesman denied his team a share of the points in last night’s game against Arsenal at Goodison Park. In fact he says the offending linesman called FIVE decisions wrongly in Arsenal’s favour.
“There’re five which are onside, five decisions, I’ve checked.” Moyes exclaimed. “It’s a goal.