I reckon Arsenal are collectively strong enough to beat West Ham on Saturday.
It’s a 12.30 kick-off and that suits me.
A match like this, I’m too impatient to wait all day for it.
The London Stadium is a big pitch and a long way from the stands abds the event might suit Mesut Ozil’s long accurate passes. If he starts or comes on.
Hammers striker Marko Arnautovic wants a move to China now.
The owners say he will not be sold.
The Austrian is a dribbling centre forward who can beat defenders for fun and finish beautifully. He can look world class. But if he was world class, would he be playing for West Ham?
In truth, Arnautovic is moody player. When he’s hot, he can rip you to shreds and win games on his own.
His reported transfer fee is misleading.
ClaretandHugh supplied the true facts of that deal last night.
I didn’t know that when a Chinese club buys a player for £30m they now have to pay another £30m to the government., So a £50m import actually costs £100m.
The weekend’s big game is Spurs v Manchester United. on Sunday at 4.30pm
I fancy Spurs because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been there long enough to create his own style of play.
Talking about Harry Kane, Solskjaer said, “He never misses chances really, so let’s hope he doesn’t get any against us.”
Pogba and Rashford could be very influential in this contest, especially with Dier and Wanyama still missing from centre-mid.
Harry Winks was bang average in their most recent match.
Mauricio Pochettino, who took over from Tim Sherwood in June 2014, is the ninth manager Daniel Levy has appointed and by far the best. Everyone knows that now.
Poch’s style of attacking football uses fewer passes than most teams. They play the ball forward very quickly with lots of automatic and tremendous thrust.
While playing for Pochettino, Son has become one of the most exciting forwards in the Premier League.
The team creates a lot of scoring chances and that’s why Tottenham are third with 48 points after 21 games.
Now sixth with 38, Man United badly need a win on Sunday. While a draw might be the most likely result, one point isn’t much use to United.
At Newcastle last week, United were contained by Rafa’s average players until sub Lukaku scored in 64. Then Rashford made it 2-0.