As Arsenal travels to Old Trafford this Saturday (29/8/2009), players and fans of the club wait for a great result which is also anticipated by most of the people around the world.
The first big game of the English Premier League 2009/10 Season features Arsenal vs Manchester United. Remember the 2008/09 season where Arsenal drew 0-0 and then beat Manchester United 2-1? The Champions had Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo, while I would say Arsenal still had Adebayor.
Tomorrow, Manchester United doesn't have this two stars after they lost Cristiano Ronaldo to a world record 80 million pound transfer to Real Madrid where he isn't playing as well as predicted by most people. And released Tevez who is currently playing for bitter rival Manchester City which never really put pressure on anyone.
On the other, I would say that Arsenal also lost a player and also got rid of another.
Tomorrow match will see two big clubs playing it each, both trying to proof their critics wrong. Arsenal will want to win the game to shut critics about their young, inexperience players and some even go extremely by saying Arsenal is no long the big four but they are...(that's really crazy)
Manchester United would also like to win the game to show the world that they can win without Cristiano Ronaldo (which i disagree).
From previous matches, Arsenal defeat every single opponent they play and even crushed a few of them with a large GD.
Manchester United the former Champions on the other hand, struggled to defeat Birmingham City (which got second place in the Football League Championship 2008-09 to earn a well deserved promotion to the English Premier League) with the smallest GD possible a 1-0 win.
Then following to that, Manchester United lost to Burnley (who got promoted after struggling the hell out of themselves). The former Champions even gave Burnley a clean sheet to be proud of.
Manchester's third game right before facing Arsenal saw them crushing Wigan with a 5-0 win, impressive but yet they only got 6 points out of three games.
on Arsenal's side, we see them crushing 2008/09 FA runner ups Everton with and 1-6 win putting Arsenal at first place right after their first match.
a week later, the Gunners continue to defeat their opponent 'mercilessly' by crushing Portsmouth 4-1.
in the UEFA matches, Arsenal defeats Celtic 2-0, 3-1 earning a 5-1 aggregate triumph over the Scottish outfit.
after four matches, Arsenal show themselves to be in total control and top form by defeating every single opponent with comfortable wins.
For Manchester United, they show themselves to be below par as they got a 1-0 win and lost 0-1 to Burnley which played very well that day.
Thanks to Foster's top form during Manchester vs Wigan match, they earned a 5-0 win which i would say, Wigan did not play well and Manchester wasn't totally in control as the possession was MU 51% v WGN 49% (not a big different), Wigan had plenty shots (18) and MU had 4 offsides and 9 fouls with 2 yellow shown to its players.
So, 29/9/2009, Saturday 17:15 GMT, let's us all watch i would say the most anticipated match of the season. Arsenal vs Manchester United.
After the UEFA match, I would like to fix my prediction for this match at:
Manchester United 1 - 3 Arsenal