03 May 2017

Mourinho's Machiavellian machinations are manifest...

Zlatan? Injured. Season-ending knee-surgery. Fellaini? Banned, courtesy of a head-butt on Agüero. Bailly, Shaw, Rojo? All ruled out to injuries. Pogba, Smalling, Jones? Facing late fitness-tests. Either side of Man U's trip to the Emirates? Europa League semifinal matches against Celta Vigo. Mourinho would love to claim some kind of silverware, surely, especially in a season in which one rival—Guardiola will go home empty-handed—and another—Arsène may just do the same. Surely, he will then focus his efforts on that Europa League. Les jeux sont fait, then. The cards are dealt, the table is set, the stars have aligned: Arsenal will lose on Sunday.

30 April 2017

Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal—Vote for Player-Ratings/MOTM!

It's a scoreling that might flatter the visitors, to be honest, as Tottenham looked livelier if not more lethal throughout the match. Arsenal found chances few and far between, and the only real question left to ask is what the result signifies: have Tottenham moved above Arsenal not just now for the foreseeable future? They seem stronger at most positions. They seem to have a sharper, stronger vision. And now, courtesy in part of this result, they may now have a mental edge, a belief in themselves, that they've lacked in the past. We'll ponder the imponderables later. For now, get down to the poll to give our lads what they deserve...