Posted on 22 Oct 2010 at 09:45 AM by Chrisl
The will he
won’t he Wayne Rooney saga is set to continue for the foreseeable future and
the club he is favourite to join in the January transfer window, Man City,
face another test of their title credentials when they host Arsenal on Sunday.
second to Chelsea
in the Premier League reads well for Mancini’s expensively assembled side
especially as they can boast a victory over the Champions already this season.
However they haven’t always excelled and still look a work in progress and were
most fortunate to take the three points from Blackpool
have consolidated their league position a place behind the top two and trounced
Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 in a midweek Champions League tie and go into this match
knowing a win will take them into second spot. Wenger will be anxious to show
his critics that his team have what it takes to challenge for top honours and
it would be little surprise if the Gunners were able to exploit City’s current
Citizens are yet to convince as a team and Arsenal are sure to take the game to
them, something that Chelsea
never did when they visited last month, and with Cesc Fabregas back they could
prove too strong for the home side. A truly fascinating encounter is in store and
one for which a draw is favoured by many but at the prices the value is with
Arsenal and that just has to be the call.
Leaders Chelsea face a
straightforward task at home to Wolves on Saturday but the rest of the weekends’
games look tough to call. I do though like the look of West Ham at home to Newcastle and this would
appear a must win for the bottom side.
applies to Liverpool who host Blackburn on
Sunday and they really do need a win to get out of the relegation places and to
signal to their new owners that they’ve not bought a sinking ship. Blackburn won’t roll-over easily but they have failed to
keep a clean sheet in any away game this term and the Reds could edge a much
Man United have failed to win on the road in the
league so far this season and face a tough Stoke side at the Britannia Stadium
on Sunday. I would not want to get involved with United at present for their
problems at the back as much as any concerns over Rooney and this could be