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Arsenal Vs Man Utd: Let's See Who Is Chelsea's Premier League Competitor

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United battles for the ball with William Gallas of Arsenal 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)
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Saed KhatibContributor IJanuary 29, 2010

 Six years. That's the time span that the Premier League title has been absent from the Arsenal F.C trophy cabinet, but there's a big possibility all of that will change come next Sunday, when they face arch rivals Man Utd at the Emirates stadium.

Only one point separates Man Utd from Arsenal, with the first having 50 points from 23 fixtures and the latter has 49 points from 23 match ups, and with Chelsea at the top with 51 points from 22 match ups.

 

The Gunners have proved most people wrong, including myself, by leading a successful campaign this season. People thought that with the departure of star striker E.Adebayor and the excellent versatile defender K.Toure, Arsenal's top 4 spot was to be taken this year by the likes of Tottenham or Villa or Man City.

 

Not only did Arsenal manage to stay in the top 4, but is also battling for honors as they attempt to fight for the Premier League title that seems in reach. The signing of Ajax defender T.Vermaelen has compensated perfectly for the departure of Toure; thus, proving to be one of the best summer signings in Europe.

 

These 3 weeks can prove to be a decisive factor in attributing the Premier League title to Arsenal as the Gunners face Man Utd, Chelsea, and Liverpool respectively.

 

In this year’s first encounter, Arsenal has lost in a close and thrilling match against The Red Devils, being the better side but falling short by 1 goal The same can’t be said about its clash with Chelsea in the London derby, where Arsenal suffered a thrashing in their own backyard as the match ended in a 0-3 score line.

 

Arsenal is also going to face a struggling Liverpool aiming to find its true identity. The match isn’t going to be an easy one for the Gunners as The Reds will be fighting for the forth UCL spot.

 

Arsenal have failed to make their mark against the top 2 competing clubs in England this year, as they failed to secure victories against Man Utd, Chelsea, but were able to win on Tottenham, Villa, and Liverpool.

 

The Gunners will be entering the match against United with Croatian striker Eduardo unavailable due to a hamstring tear, and key defender T.Vermaelen injured, giving veteran center back S.Campbell the chance to be a starter after just 2 games after his return to the club.

 

Let's say Arsenal win the United clash, but do they have the capacity to complete the whole race in order to reach the Premier League title?

 

Sure they're a side which are suffering from a multitude of injuries with R.Van Persie being on the head of them but should they wish to win the title, no more injuries should occur because they currently don't have strong options on the bench

 

I’m not a fan of either, but I admire how successful the Gunners have been considering what people thought to be a poor transfer market.

 

Hopefully the Gunners under the reign of world class coach Arsene Wenger will be able to win the United clash, continue its promising campaign, and finally fill that empty trophy cabinet in the Emirates stadium.

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