There has probably not been a better time for Arsenal to be heading into a match against Manchester United and needing a positive result, because as much as Arsenal may have a few key players on the injury list and are struggling for form and consistency, we are in a much better position than our next opponents.
One thing is for sure, Arsenal fans, and it is that Danny Welbeck would not have become a Gunner in the early hours of this morning if Alex Ferguson had still been in charge. To be honest, I was half expecting Man United to do what Mourinho and Chelsea did with Demba Ba last summer.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, by either Arsenal or Man United, but it appears as though the transfer of the Gunners captain to our Premier League rivals could be back on. Thomas Vermaelen was pictured this week on holiday with former Arsenal captain and turncoat Robin van Persie, and the two could soon be seeing a lot more of each other.
It appears that the only things holding up the transfer of the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United is for the Old Trafford club to meet our valuation of around £11 million and for the defender and his Belgium international team mates to win or get knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil.
Arsene Wenger always seems to have a great relationship with his players at Arsenal. Even the likes of Samir Nasri, Alex Song and others, who have let the boss down by pushing for a move away from the Gunners once Wenger has made them into top class players, still keep in contact and remain friendly with the Frenchman.