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Is 2010 The Gunners Season

26 October 2009 by Oliver
With Arsene Wenger Celebrating his 60th Birthday earlier this month he insisted that his young side can bring an end their four successive season run without any silverware! Whether it is a minor trophy or major trophy Wenger will target it, but without doubt he’ll have his eye on the big one the primer league. Having wenger only winning the league three times out of a possible thirteen that will be Wengers main priority.

In Addition to dreaming of league triumph, Arsenal have so far this season made their league dream come to life by winning their first six out of nine league matches putting them in third in the premier league table above Tottenham due to goal difference and a game in hand.

Regardless of Arsenals form there are three big teams standing in the gunners and Wengers way: Manchester United, The winners for the last three seasons running but without departured Cristiano Ronaldo, United are looking weak in midfield and have regular defence errors; Chelsea, with new manager Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea are looking strong but with their recently inflicted transfer ban, the blues can’t buy any players until the January transfer window 2011. Which means that their ever older squad will become weaker within the next few years and the weakness is already showing with their defending from set plays becoming ever more flaccid; Liverpool, despite the fact that Liverpool were very strong contenders last season since the departure of Xabi Alonso in the summer, the reds form has been in very poor form this season with shock defeats at white hart lane and the stadium of life. Incredibly along with three defeats away from home Liverpool additionally suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat at anfield against Aston Villa. Likewise, the gunners we also be keeping an eye on Tottenham and Aston Villa who are trying to break into the top four after a very successful season start.

Regardless of Arsenal having a brilliant start to the season they’ve had regular goalkeeping errors this season with keeping only two clean sheets and conceding 13 goals. After only four games the gunners number one Manuel Almunia obtained a chest infection which made newly appointed, inexperienced deputy Vito Mannone step up to the spot but keeping two clean sheets against Fulham and Wigan out of a possible five of Vito has had a better season start than Wengers number one Almunia.

Despite, arsenal having the occasional goalkeeping blumper Wengers’ men are the top scorers in the premier league with twenty nine goals and have only lost two games against the two Manchester sides with not all of their players at full fitness. In addition, the gunners have many players who have came back from injuries such as Walcott, Diaby and Fabregas who will bring back the excellence of which there once was at the emirates.

By Oliver McGrath 13  474 words

Hi this is my first piece for the football journalism competition and I am keen to receive feedback so if you have any comment this piece or email at oliversam123@msn.com as I am very keen to learn from my mistakes and improve. Arsenal is not my strong point but I thought I’d give it a go so it was a bit though for me. Thanks Oliver

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