Worse Than The Liverpool Result For Arsenal?

While a 0-0 draw might be better than a 5-1 defeat, Nick Miller thinks Arsenal were actually worse against Man United than Liverpool. At least they were outplayed that time...

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highsociety (Liverpool) says...

@mootilated- perspective and United fans talking about a match don't go together. How have you not noticed this before?

Posted 2:26pm 13th February 2014

dfm says...

I thought it was similar to the Chelsea game at home for Arsenal. Both managers appeared to accept a draw as an acceptable result. if Wenger's Arsenal can maintain on a few points gap from the top to the end of March, I think he will be more than pleased. In reality though, I see them tailiing off - and the season post analysis will show that Arsenal could have won if they had been more ruthless or adventurous in the games against the top sides. I can still see Arsenal finishing 4th.

Posted 2:21pm 13th February 2014

highsociety (Liverpool) says...

@GVMUFC- you seem so sure Suarez is leaving in the summer as you've said twice this week. If that's what you're pinning all your hopes on then be prepared to be disappointed. Speaking of leaving, you really think RVP and Rooney are staying when you're just mid table mediocrity now? Along with your old back line that needs replacing, still no midfield, and no CL next year, and David Moyes in charge(hahaha) looks like you'll be battling relegation next season. Even if Suarez leaves(which I doubt,even Cavani said he's happy now) we still have Sturridge banging them in. And have £70M+. Manchester has nothing left after VanPersie and Rooney. That ship is sinking on that logo of yours

Posted 2:20pm 13th February 2014

jonnywishbone2 (Arsenal) says...

On the bright side, after a decidedly dodgy second season, Chesney once again looks the business in goal.

Posted 1:40pm 13th February 2014

badwolf (Manchester United) says...

"Mind numbingly average player that literally offers nothing besides passing sideways". Not true, as his rare forays up the field have shown. But sadly, the key point is that they're rare. Blame the manager and his instructions, not the player. Also, his role has been to not do things that draw attention. Shame, because it's a waste of his talents, but the role he has been given none the less.

Posted 12:52pm 13th February 2014

tommy red (Manchester United) says...

How come before the game the narrative on this website was that it would be "embarrassing" should Arsenal fail to beat us, but after a 0-0 draw it's still United getting the brunt of the criticism? You can't have it both ways surely.

Posted 12:42pm 13th February 2014

Editor says ...

The whole premise of the article is that this is a terrible result for Arsenal. That's not both ways; that's the same way.

hump333 (Ipswich Town) says...

What Petulant Radish said. Not capitalising is just lazy, capitalising everything? What is that? OCD? I need answers because that's some crazy sh*t right there.

Posted 12:41pm 13th February 2014

GVMUFC says...

@mootilated: Na, Valencia's clearance was easy - man on post does his job. Szczesny's save was excellent goalkeeping. Truthfully, it's a struggle to name a MOTM which prob says all you need to know about the game. For me it would have to go to one of the defenders/GKs but could have been from either side - Vidic battled well all night for instance. And DDG made a couple of fine stops as well.

Posted 12:38pm 13th February 2014

foxy206 (Arsenal) says...

No this wasn't worse than the Liverpool game - Arsenal gave a respectable, if limited performance, gained 1 point instead of 0, showed some semblance of defensive organisation, limited what is, despite recent poor performances, the highly talented trio of Mata, Rooney and Van Persie to just 2 clear chances all game, while Ozil delivered a vastly improved performance, and Szcesny again demonstrated how far he's progressed in just 18 months. Most rational Arsenal fans are aware of the team's shortcomings, and know that we don't yet have the required firepower or intensity to be top of the pile after 38 games - Wenger himself effectively conceded the title when he failed to make any attacking additions to the squad in January - he knows the squad needs at least 1 additional top class striker, but decided to keep the proverbial powder dry and save his money for a summer acquisition that should deliver more value in the long term, than a quick fix in January.

Posted 12:21pm 13th February 2014

mootilated (Arsenal) says...

@GVMUFC - Clearly Szczesny is being considered MOTM for his save against RvP's header. In that case, Valencia can be considered MOTM for clearing the ball off the line. If I had to pick a MOTM I'd say it was either Ozil or Santi for Arsenal and Evra or Roo for United

Posted 12:09pm 13th February 2014

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