Thursday, 10 October 2013
Arsenal So Far So Good
As were in the International break each team in the Premier League has played 7 games and it makes pleasant reading for Arsenal fans. It could be the signing of Ozil, it could be Wenger still ‘has it’, or it could be Arsenal have been the best of a average bunch so far this season. Aaron Ramsey is playing out of his skin and as Giroud has not been injured the one striker they do have has been doing the business. Can it last? It could, as Arsenal have players with injuries to come back. They have some harder games coming up which will see where they are, but beating Napoli with ease in the Champions League shows the Gunners could be back.
Liverpool have had an impressive start to the season, Sturridge has been in fine form and now Suarez has returned surely this means good things? Three at the back seems to be working for Rodgers, I do feel they will slip down eventually but this fast start gives their hopes for top 4 a boost. Chelsea are in third without a decent striker all three have had a chance but none have been a stand out, in fact the best Chelsea forward have is playing for Everton this season. Southampton completes the top four with their only defeat this season coming at Norwich. They could well be the surprise package for a high finishes after they finished 14th last season. They also spent a fair bit in the summer.
It’s been a rocky start for both Manchester clubs, United have had their worst start in Premier League history but now a new savour could rise in the form of Adnan Januzaj. His double at Sunderland saved Moyes from more criticism, and with Fellaini out till December which could be a blessing in disguise the young man may have a vital role to play. United’s best player so far has been Wayne Rooney, did he want to leave? Does he like playing for Moyes? We may never find out but at the moment he is the main man. City seem to be struggling away from home with defeats at Cardiff, Aston Villa & only a draw at Stoke. They look completely different at home, but the key thing seems to be keeping Kompany fit. Without him they seem to lose all confidence defending, also Hart need to cut out sloppy mistakes.
Sunderland find themselves rock bottom and Di Canio was the first managerial casualty of the season. He was entertaining while he lasted but they were going nowhere fast under him. They have the QPR about them just bringing in too many players at once, however Poyet does have time to turn it around. Crystal Palace are finding life in the top flight tough, Holloway has already had a touchline ban for moaning about the refs, he can’t afford to lose it as Palace need his energy on the sidelines. They have two London derbies coming up at home which could kick start their season as the fans are quite good and could be the 12th man. Swansea, Stoke, Fulham & Norwich are all on 7 points out of these four I think Stoke will struggle the most. The Stoke fans are being fooled by Hughes and they’re in for a rude awakening when they realise he is all talk.