Even though this fixture is not the most mouth-watering prospect for the neutrals, it is highly significant for both sides, as it involves a team fighting hard to avoid relegation, and another, who is ‘desperate’ for silverware.
Bacary Sagna is a key member of the Gunners' squad since joining in 2007. As his contract comes to an end in six months, it is important that Arsene Wenger keeps him at the club.
Sunday’s big Premier League defeat at Old Trafford for Arsenal FC, just their second loss of the season saw the Gunners drop three crucial points diminishing their lead at the summit to just two points. Though the Gunners failed to score, they will certainly not feel as if they were totally outclassed by David Moyes and his boys. Of course, playing at Old Trafford can be intimidating for any team and it gave United the advantage, but the slender one-goal lead could easily have been wiped out with the Gunners having many close shaves. The pre-match shuffle in the starting XI also didn’t help their cause, as both Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker were out due to illness. However, this meant a recall for the Belgian centre-back Thomas Vermaelen into the starting line up, who has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal and has previously played just 24 minutes in the Premier League. Since being handed the captaincy last […]
Szczesny has improved by leaps and bounds and could be the key to Arsenal's title challenge this season.