Arsenal and Man United is still a big game, just the other teams have got better!

Arsene Wenger is making brave predictions ahead of the big game against Man United, considering that Arsenal have never beaten any side managed by Mourinho in the Premier League. But I guess it’s not just a prediction, it is a statement of fact. If we lose to United then that is definitely the last nail in the coffin of our Top Four hopes…

Le Prof was asked earlier if Arsenal v United was still a big game: “Of course.” he said. “The problem before [the north London derby] was that the clarity was if we won all our games, we had a good chance of being in the top four. Now, even winning the games doesn’t guarantee us that. It’s not in our hands. That’s all we have to achieve.

“It is a big game. Of course every big game boosts your confidence, but for us more than focusing on the fact it is Manchester United, a big club and a big rivalry over the years, what is important is to have the chance to achieve our target. We have no choice, we have to beat them.”

This used to be the biggest game of every season, now Arsenal and United are both just trying to get in the Top Four, so does that lessen the importance of both clubs fortunes? “It just shows that everybody has moved up and the number of clubs that can fight at the top is bigger this season and the difference between the teams is smaller. As soon as you are not at your best you can lose, we saw over the weekend. We lost at Tottenham but they have had a good season, City played a draw at Middlesbrough and United played a draw against Swansea, that shows as soon as you are not at your best you can drop points.”

Well, as I said earlier, this could be Wenger’s best chance of beating Mourinho ever, and we must all hope that Jose’s team has a really hard night tonight over in Spain (and maybe another couple of injuries!). But surely the advantage must be with Arsene having had a whole week to recover from the Tottenham defeat.

Or will Mourinho continue his hex over Wenger?



  1. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Utd winning 1-0 away at Celta Vigo at the moment and Mo put out a weakened team lol
    It’s looking like a Utd v Ajax final, so 4th place isn’t going to be good enough for champions league qualifications.
    Anyways, Wenger is becoming as bad as Ozil,in big games ?

    1. John0711 says:

      If UTD win europa and finish outside the top 4 we will have 5 English teams in CL

  2. Kleinsmith Beresford says:

    If Utd win the Europa but finish
    outside the top 4 England
    will have 5 teams in the ECL.
    If they win the Europa and finish inside the top 4
    there will be just 4 English teams in the ECL

    1. John0711 says:

      Why thumb down for giving onto

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  3. Vanpayslip thought of the day: Wenger out says:

    Wenger needs to do a prince Phillip

    1. Jaydawg says:

      He needs to do something he’s in danger of taking the club back to how it was when he joined. Will that then signify that the club on the pitch hasn’t progressed under him? Only progression made is Arsenal limited lol

      1. JembutArsene says:

        So Arsenal not pursuing Allegri is Wengers fault? Lol what an embarrassing assessment. So Arsene should be out there finding his own replacement. Brilliant.

        1. Jaydawg says:

          Hey what are you on. Lol the guy (or girl) said he needs to do a prince Phillip (step down). I was implying he needs to do that or something else e.g change his approach to games or sell dead wood. What are u smoking haha bless u

  4. ArseOverTit says:

    They won’t be tired for the game. They never are against us
    And normally manage to beat us even when we are playing the prettier football (which we are not right now of course). So maybe we can win this!;)if we aren’t the usual disjointed and hole ridden team that we have been of late.

    Rashford looks to be developing nicely..maybe we can do a swap for wellback?

    1. AFC says:

      Wenger would ruin him too.He would even ruin Messi and Ronaldo.

      1. JembutArsene says:

        Henry, Pires, Fabregas, etc…?

        So our Arsene ruined them too? What a load of tosh.

  5. Jaydawg says:

    Yeah we will get schooled again on the weekend by utd. They rested Rooney, Martial, Mata and Carrick. Those 4 will kill our defence off. I see Mata and Rooney scoring

    1. JembutArsene says:

      No, sister, our Arsene will get his first win by smacking Josa Moo’s a*se.

      Have faith, woman.

  6. John Ibrahim says:

    Fans never thought of, if theres no new board…there will not be much changes to the team

    Any new manager will not be able to get sufficient frebuilld…..he will still be stuck with walcott, ramsay and etc..

    We need both the board and manager to be replaced

    1. JembutArsene says:

      So you think Wenger handing himself a new deal and all that. Good Lord.
      So I think Wenger will stay. I think you could get a better manager for less but who, with any professional pride would step into our set up and not demand a serious budget each year or a sparring partner (DOF) to see we get the right players or put up with an owner for whom winning is irrelevant? In any case as a Frenchman Wenger no doubt saw the challenge of trying to win via various unorthodox experiments as an intellectual challenge. It failed, but that is part of the fascination. I speak as someone who did work in france and I assure you that some companies accept this approach if it doesn’t damage the business.
      I hope we win the cup to send him off on a high note: is he intelligent? Yes, arrogant, yes, vain, yes, but vile? No! He did well at the start of his tenure, for whatever reason and that deserves credit. My real beef is that some of the purchases and their wages could have funded the 2 or 3 quality players we were short in various positions 3 or 4 years ago. Now we are worse off than when he began and need 10 new players either as fist team or first team squad members. You can’t have the Arsenal debate without Kroenke, and there’s no one man responsible for this malaise.Everything is already in place. The contract is there. A couple of tiny meaningless concessions about a (likely powerless) DoF is probably included to placate the fans.Everyone is perfectly happy about this arrangement apart from sections of the fans. But they’re vastly outnumbered by logical intellect fans like us who will happily let arsene steadied the ship again in order to show how dignified and classy we are as fans.

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