If Arsenal could play as they did for the first 30 minutes of their clash with Manchester United yesterday, they would be strolling triumphantly down someone else’s guard of honour.
Robin van Persie could have no more persuasive argument for his defection from Arsenal than the guard of honour that his former teammates will offer him today.
ARSENAL 0 EVERTON 0
ARSENAL’S surge up the Premier League table was stopped dead by Everton at the Emirates Stadium yesterday morning (Singapore time), and Arsene Wenger was less than amused.
Arsenal’s defence became the cast of The Full Monty.
PICTURE: ACTION IMAGES
Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker thinks Arsenal have what it takes to beat Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane tonight.
ROUND OF 16, FIRST LEG
ARSENAL v BAYERN MUNICH
(Tomorrow, 3.45am, SingTel mio TV Ch 111)
FIVE years ago, this would have been one of the most glamorous ties of the round.
FA CUP FIFTH ROUND
(Colin Kazim-Richards 72)
This was not what Arsene Wenger needed ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
(Lukas Podolski 78)
STOKE CITY 0
Stoke City can no longer be counted as Arsenal’s bogey team.
ARSENAL v STOKE
(Tonight, 11pm, SingTel mio TV Ch 103)
We wondered if there was anything that might force Arsene Wenger into spending some money.
This idea that Theo Walcott is a striker is a myth.
It’s a myth because, as much as the man himself and his manager Arsene Wenger keep repeating it, it just doesn’t stand up to measured scrutiny.
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