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Wenger: Man City Are The Favorites

Wenger: Man City Are The Favorites

Arsene Wenger has named Manchester City as the team for all other Premier League clubs to beat in order to become Champions of England.

The current league leaders have been on fire this season, scoring an incredible amount of goals after strengthening their team by spending 6 gazillion pounds, on a whole host of superstars.

The Arsenal manager says if they`re still playing this way by December, then they`ll be a shoe-in for the league.

'Man City had some impressive away results, especially at Tottenham and Man United. The potential is there, but we will see on a longer period. If they are still there with that difference in December, then you can say it'll be difficult to catch them."

'No team has no vulnerability in our league or any other league. Man City have quality. They can score goals and be efficient. They are the ones to catch.'

Debate has been raging here on Vital Arsenal after Marco van Basten`s comments on class, or lack there of, but when you look at it purely from a 'footballistic' point of view, you have to say if any team has the ability to match our unbeaten season, then Man City are currently that side.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday November 8 2011
Time: 10:52AM


Not connected in any way & you can tell me to MMOB, but, have any VA members come across a gooner on other forums calling himself ScotchEggsRule?

If you have maybe you should invite him to join VA, he has a lot of good things to say, including some brilliant barbs against us! I've crossed swords with him on the DM football pages, but because the posts are reviewed prior to publishing, all attempts by me to invite him onto Vital Football haven't gone online.

He's a good bloke & I'd love to spar with him on a proper football forum, he'd certainly give some of our members a good going over! :-)

08/11/2011 11:09:00
With their oil money fuelled strength in depth, fitness, quality and physicality, City look like they will win the league at a canter this season. I am amazed at the injury record of their players as well. Their key players never seem to be out of action. The way they are going it will take something special to beat them.
08/11/2011 11:46:00
Amos - in light of the fact that this article is about City, do I have your permission to interject? Thanks love. I still don't see City as favourites, we have yet to see how City will cope with adversity this season, granted we've past most tests that have been thrown our way this season but in our next five league fixtures we face yourselves, Chelsea and Liverpool. The latter two away from home following tough games in the CL, if we get through them games still sitting pretty I may allow myself to begin to believe. As things stand I still see U*d as favourites, th
08/11/2011 11:52:00
Here's hoping they hit a sticky patch; in the past few years, Chelsea and United have both had blinding starts and ended up not-winning. Newcastle are a good example; they can't finish the league in that position. Can they???
08/11/2011 11:53:00
ey have that self belief and all important know how that has always stood Slur's teams in good stead. So despite us humiliating them and them lacking quality in depth I still for the moment believe they are favourites.
08/11/2011 11:59:00
I tipped City from the start because their squad is just so deep. Where as we, United, Chelsea Liverpool etc etc, have to rely on youngsters and things when injury hits, but Man City can just bring in a another superstar.
08/11/2011 12:10:00
Bluedub, though your comments about United show you are keeping your feet on the ground, you know as well as we do that United's squad doesn't have the quality to beat City this season. Their belief, ability to scrap it out and earn points is well established but this season its not going to be enough. There are only so many own goals and penalties United can depend on.
08/11/2011 12:39:00
December will be a very crucial period and if by then City haven't been pegged back a few points (assuming all other rivals are winning), then we might as well hand them the title. With a near zero injury list and their rotation policy, they always have their best legs and can replace one star with another, hungry to prove a point. That's where their strength lies: every player looking over his shoulder and wanting to keep his place and so, plays like his life depends on it. I hope that is unravelled soon.
08/11/2011 15:09:00
And yet they whine to the French and Spanish FAs about how they treat Nasri & Silva during this int'l break because they're worried about injuries. For a team with such a gigantic deep squad they sure complain about injuries a lot. Mancini even once said he doesn't have enuf players, ffs!
08/11/2011 17:04:00
He said he was short on holding midfielders Jaelle because De Jong and Hargreaves were injured. It was about not being able to rotate Barry and Yaya having to play both every three days. The media spun it that he said he did not have enough players and lo and behold here you are repeating their nonsense. Nasri was on the bench on Saturday with a problem with tendinitis and Silva limped out of the CL game last week witha back injury. All clubs speak with international teams when there's pointless international friendlies on to try look after their player's fitness.
08/11/2011 20:08:00
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