The Gunners

I Don’t Think So!

A strange game at the cathedral on the Hill today saw Newcastle United lose at home to Arsenal.

The game was ruined as a spectacle when under-fire referee Andre Marriner harshly sent off United striker Mitrovic for an alleged stamping offence which should have been a yellow at most. United intend to appeal against the red card.

From that point onwards ten-man United had to put in a backs to the wall effort to try to salvage anything from the game.

Quick Draw McGraw Marriner also dished out six yellow cards to United players – two of which in particular issued to Thauvin and skipper Fabricio Coloccini were an absolute joke!

Would Marriner have shown these cards if the offences had been committed by Arsenal players? I very much doubt it.

The bias towards these so-called “big clubs” is becoming embarrassing.

For the second game running the United defence blew a raspberry at the doubters, putting in a magnificent performance which pretty much snuffed out any Arsenal threat.

This was aided by the fact Arsenal looked alarmingly clueless when it comes to the business of scoring goals.

Yes, they had much of the possession and passed the ball around in some pretty patterns, but the cutting edge just isn’t there.

Star Gooner

Star Gooner

In fact the goal they did get came from a wayward shot from Chamberlain which was going nowhere but was deflected into the net by Coloccini, who didn’t really know much about it.

Apart from that own goal, defending against their attack was too easy – like being savaged by a toothless sheep.

I find it incredible that the London-based media are putting Arsenal forward as title contenders. Shurely shome mishtake?

If today is anything to go by they look a million miles behind the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. To be honest, they should be worrying about whether they can make the top 4 this time around.

As far as United are concerned…..strangely enough most United fans will justifiably point the finger at Marriner, but when the dust has settled, will still be confident about our prospects this season, having seen excellent individual performances from the likes of Krul, Mbemba, Coloccini, Wijnaldum, Anita and Thauvin in particular.

This team has come together and needs time to bed in, but things look promising.

What do you think? As ever, we would welcome your comments, opinions and views below.

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