Thoughts on Weekend’s Premier League Action + Liverpool Preview
The way the weekend waltzed past me was so surprising and I didn’t even get to publish any post. In all honesty, not much was happening from an Arsenal perspective with we the Gooners turning into neutrals while watching other teams play.
Tim Krul put up some goalkeeping heroics at Old Trafford and I was happy to know that it’s not only Arsenal that makes some opposition goalkeepers look like Manuel Neuer. For all Wayne Rooney’s chatter about coming back to his best soon, he was shite as they come as he failed to find the back of the net yet again.
Then there was the usual flurry of 3.00pm fixtures and I focused on the Leicester vs Tottenham game. The game didn’t quite live up to the billing but Riyad Mahrez continued his hot streak with another brilliant goal, cancelling Dele Alli’s initial effort that gave Spurs the lead. Crystal Palace continued their good form under Alan Pardew to see off Aston Villa, Norwich and Stoke shared the spoils, Sunderland managed to halt their losing rot with a draw against Swansea and it was goals galore when West Ham lost at home to Bournemouth. For a team that had not scored a goal in their first two Premier League games, scoring four (with Callum Wilson scoring a hat-trick) was no easy feat.
Sunday had its fair share of drama with Chelsea managing to edge out West Brom. The Baggies had a golden opportunity to get an early lead but James Morrison managed to get two goals to his name. Pedro Rodriguez made his mark on the game with a goal and an assist which must have hurt a couple of Manchester United fans watching the game.
There was also an exciting fixture that came afterwards but Manchester City showed their superiority over Everton while Watford and Southampton ended their game in a goalless stalemate.
Tonight, the Gunners take on a Liverpool side that has began the season well with maximum points so far and it’s going to be interesting to see what Arsene Wenger does with his tactical setup. There are no new injuries to be worried about so I’d expect Wenger to feature the same squad that battled out a result against Crystal Palace.
Alexis Sanchez looked out of sorts in Selhurst Park but he still showed great determination to play a role in the winning goal. The team would be hoping that he brings his A-game tonight because it’s going to be an intense battle.
Last season, the Gunners ran out as 4-1 winners and we would be hoping for the same.