City Odds Tumble As Arsenal Come Unstuck Again


Somewhere in amongst the furore that surrounded Emmanuel Adebayor’s Saturday afternoon, a football match took place.

I know it’s difficult to spot and you may have to search through a pile of seething Arsenal supporters and endless reams of video evidence to find it but I assure you, it did take place. Nor was it’s outcome predictable or irrelevant; a 4-2 victory by Manchester City is really quite exciting news for those hoping for a new top four/title challenger.

Prior to Saturday’s match, many were happy enough to take City’s 100% Premier League record with a pinch of salt and perhaps rightly so. After all, they had enjoyed a relatively straightforward start to the season but still only managed to score five goals against their first four opponents- nothing to be overly concerned about but hardly what you would expect from such an expensive forward line.

However, one victory against a member of the esteemed ‘big four’ later and Mark Hughes side are suddenly starting to look like an altogether tougher proposition. Manchester City’ title odds have been cut to 12.00 (compared to Arsenal’s 11.00) and a Champions League spot would appear to be a minimum target.

For Arsenal it was an all to familiar tale as they were once again left scratching their heads and wondering what might have been. Time and again their build up sparkled only for the target to elude them. They are certainly still in the title race (anybody dismissing any team’s chances after two defeats is likely to look silly come May) but they have to start making their domination pay and perhaps consider signing a new goalkeeper; Almunia has too often looked out of his depth against quality opposition.

So for Wenger, it’s a second consecutive matchday of head scratching and wondering what might have been. For Hughes it’s some more justification for his oft questioned summer transfer activity. For the fans, bookmakers and pundits it’s another sign that maybe, just maybe, the Premier League trophy will be heading to unusual surroundings in the not too distant future.

5 thoughts on “City Odds Tumble As Arsenal Come Unstuck Again”

  1. An exciting game but from an Arsenal perspective, nothing new really against a Mark Hughes team. Arsenal becomes unstuck when the game becomes predominantly physical in character,something Hughes knows only too well regardless of the quality of the players in his disposition, the good news for Arsenal is the duration of the collective malaise keeps getting shorter.Good luck to Citeh on the weekend.

  2. It’s nothing to be proud of really an unstuck Arsenal can be beaten by any team in the league.

    Arsenal when they are at their best is what is a worrying proposition. They can achieve amazing goal tallies and pick apart very good teams at the top of their game. They are like Liverpool in that regard actually.

    Liverpool could give any team on the planet a run for their money on their day but when Liverpool play badly there are numerous teams that could beat them.

    Arsenal were far from their peak on match day considering the first goal didn’t even come from a Manchester City player.

    The fact that Manchester City were so incapable of scoring a goal for so long against such a dysmal side really says a lot about the diference between Manchester City on their best day and Arsenal on their worst day.

    1. What happened the week before U PLONKER HAHAHAHAHA .What a Prat how many goals did u score? One dived for and got pen and a freak own goal u are funny!! City were uncapable of scoring a goal for so long, Yes only 4 maybe we should have got 10 like ur lot. Tyson = No nothing moron

  3. what happend week before ,well every body witness the best team lost simply because they were unlucky and the same old old-traford cheating this time involing r***y and referee,and the only reason teams chose to fight instead of playing football against gunners is because they too good to be beaten fair square ,,,but dont forget you fourth place fake wannabes have to visit emirates and same goes for your neighbours ..arsenal gonna kick your ass you fagg*ts

  4. Ok article. I agree with the Almunia comment. He is out of position a bit too much and his reaction saves just aren’t good enough. The first goal should have never gotten to the post as it was a slow moving attempt that he should have reached easily, but misjudged.

    As an Arsenal fan, I am jealous of City supporters who have Shay Given.

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