Arsenal Vs Manchester United

By londonist_alex2 Last edited 167 months ago
Arsenal Vs Manchester United

In case you hadn't noticed, Islington's finest are involved in a rather big game this evening, a game with just a little bit of history .

Popular opinion has it that Arsenal and Man U are fighting over second place at Highbury tonight, but try telling that to Arsene and Sir Alex. The animosity between the two managers is, to say the least, well documented, but if you thought that to the players this is just another fixture, read Sol Campbell's interview in the Graniaud and think again.

Putting aside all the bitterness, hatred, airborne pizza and Martin Keown's flying monkey impressions, this should prove to be a cracking game of football. After stop-start seasons, both sides look to be approaching top form and they will be desperate to carry that momentum into the forthcoming Champions League quarter-finals. Most of the pre-match focus is on Roonaldo, after his two splendid goals against Boro on Saturday, but Londonist feels that two midfield players are going to hold the key to this result.

If Arsenal are to win, two things need to happen. Firstly, Patrick Viera needs to prove that he has finally shaken off the lethargy that has shackled him since his summer move to Real Madrid broke down. Secondly, the Gooners need to shut down the movement, vision and quick quick feet of the best player in his position in the Premiership. Beware the garden gnome. Beware Scholes.

Last Updated 01 February 2005