Move On Gunners: Arsenal Have No Time to Worry About Losing to Man United

Dwayne BroomeContributor IAugust 30, 2009

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29:  Alexandre Song of Arsenal challenges Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on August 29, 2009 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

I honestly did not want to write an article about the recent game, but since I haven't written in a few weeks I just had to say something. After seeing the game and going through the ups and downs of being a fan the best thing I can do is move on.

But that doesn't just apply to me but nearly all of us including the team. We could all go into detail about how unfair the referee was, or why Wenger was sent off at the dying minutes of the game.

In the long run, it's all irrelevant because one game will not determine us whether it be the massacre at Goodison or the loss at Old Trafford. It's about the entire season.

I noticed one seemingly positive from Saturday, it was that Arsenal did not give up without a fight. Creating chances but failing to execute, we could have crumbled under pressure but we didn't.

Without taking to much away from Man United, our mistakes gave them the win and they were good enough to capitalize on our misfortune.

Some fans have pointed out that Rooney took a dive against Almunia. Although I may doubt that, but maybe that's just a little trace of bitterness.

All I can say is that we played a game that could have gone our way but we failed, whether the game was called fair or unfair the game is over. Time to move on to the next one because we have many more to go.

We have a break of two weeks, Arsenal must regroup and play stronger than ever. We have Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, and other teams to worry about.

We must regain our form in order to capture any type of real trophies! I had to emphasize that because we've been waiting too long without glory.

The next few games we have in store for us are a mixed bag, with only Manchester City to provide any real competition in September we can move forward with relative ease. Especially once we get some of our players back from injury.

The new formation still works, they just have to refine their own form and avoid mental mistakes.

As for Eduardo, if the referee gave him a yellow card instead of a penalty we wouldn't be even talking about this now. But that's just speculation.

Instead of anger about our loss we need to transcend the nonsense and foul play and ignore the naysayers and continue playing good football. As for me, the less I think about Saturday's game the better.