There is such a thing as good luck in football, honestly Arsenal fans I have seen it happen to other teams, and there is no doubt that our next opponents Manchester United have had their fair share of it this season. But when a side keeps being called lucky as they win, you have to wonder if there is a bit more to it.
To be honest, I kept thinking that it would all catch up with them but they keep grinding out the results and I am starting to believe that it is because that is what they are set up to do. Once again last night, away to Newcastle, United had to call on David De Gea. The Spaniard has rescued them countless times this season, including at the Emirates when we battered them without scoring. But is it lucky to have a good keeper?
The creative players and strikers of Arsenal will need to be sharp in order to breach De Gea´s goal on Monday, that is for sure.
And although their attacking play is far from fluent, they keep coming up with the goals to win or draw games. Ashley Young scored their winner right at the end last night, with the benefit if a defensive mix-up, but if he and Rooney and Januzaj had not been pushing until the end and pressing the Newcastle defenders and keeper, it would have been a draw. Van Gaal has clearly got them playing this way because he feels it is their best chance of winning and you can´t argue with their results and their place in the league table.
What I´m saying is that we should not dismiss them as lucky, because just two defeats in 22 games cannot be a coincidence. What do you think Gooners?