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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Arsenal fan on not wanting Suarez and Fabregas to United

To kick-off our series of rival fan previews, Andrew Mangan from Arseblog has talked about all things Arsenal. Follow @arseblog on Twitter.

Scott: How did you rate 2012-2013 for your club?

Andrew: Not great really. 4th was about right in terms of the league, even if we made hard work of it, but the cup exits to Blackpool and Blackburn were pitiful.

Scott: Who was your best player?

Andrew: Mertesacker or Arteta or Koscielny. Or Cazorla. I dunno. We had some good performers, but nobody really stood out miles ahead of anyone else.

Scott: Which player are you expecting most important in 2013-2014?

Andrew: It’d be great to say Jack Wilshere make the breakthrough. He’s been so unlucky with injury and he really is a talent. If he stays fit, he’ll be the one, I reckon.

Scott: If you could take one United player, who would it be?

Andrew: As we’re pretty light at the back, I’d take Phil Jones and his comedy gurning.

Scott: Are you pleased Fergie’s retired?

Andrew: Yes, I do wonder if people have underestimated how important he’s been. I’d be even happier if we were actively trying to take advantage of the fact you’ve got a new manager, and a manager who is nowhere near as good as Ferguson.

Scott: Where do you think your club will finish this season?

Andrew: Right now, I think we might struggle to make the top four.

Scott: Where do you think United will finish?

Andrew: 3rd of 4th.

Scott: Which would have been worse – Van Persie at United or Fabregas?

Andrew: Fabregas. It’s officially not going to happen now, which I’m glad about, but then I don’t think it ever was. I’m surprised Moyes would think he’d come and play for him after the history the two of them have.

Scott: Arsenal players got stick for celebrating beating Spurs to 4th place. Is top 4 equal to a trophy?

Andrew: Of course not, but isn’t it human nature to celebrate something, regardless of what it is? Teams celebrate when they escape relegation. I don’t see what the fuss is about. We can acknowledge 4th place is just 4th place, it’s not a trophy, but it is important and does bring rewards in terms of European football.

Scott: How do you feel about Arsenal’s interest in Suarez, in light of his racism, biting people, punching people etc.?

Andrew: I’m distinctly uneasy about the whole thing. I’ve written loads about it and literally can’t be arsed going into it again, so if you want to know what I think, have a read.

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. bayoRed says:

    What’s the history between Moyes and Fabregas?

  2. arseblog says:

    bayoRed – At half-time during an Arsenal Everton game at our place, there were some words/argy-bargy in the tunnel. Moyes came out after the game saying Fabregas should have been sent off for what he was saying. The big tell-tale. Didn’t go down well in the Arsenal camp that.

  3. belfastred says:

    just heard a rumor that spurs are going 2 reject all Madrids advances for bale as it was going to be paid in installments. Does this mean it will pop up in media that we will bid 4 him again,its a cert isnt it? Hes not worth anywere near 100mil tho. que the media circus… again lol.

  4. Red1990 says:

    I would like to see all ABU cunts to be proved wrong again. Seeing the team played at Wembley yesterday, I know we are not very far from it. Zaha is an exciting prospect, as well as Januzaj and Lindgard.

  5. Demostines says:

    What a very subtle article lol. Free Luis Suarez! He’s a winner and wewant him at Arsenal! Hope Van Persie trips over his wallet and breaks his ankle! COYG!!!

  6. CG_MUFC says:

    I hope Moyes makes a big money top quality signing, so we have a good chance of winning the league. I hate being written off at third place, but then again with no signings I can also understand why some people would say that. Chelsea have got mourinho, and city have got a bigger squad. I think everyone forgets just how good city are because they played shit last season. That signing is key to a chance of success this season I reckon.

  7. NBI Red Moyesy says:

    What history between Moyes & Fabregas? Has Fabregas thrown pizza at everyone?

  8. Proverb says:

    Me too won’t be giving “have a read” a rats Ass

  9. King Eric says:

    City DON’T have a great squad though. Just massively over priced players. About one decent right back. Poor left back. Couple of centre backs. One winger who’s like a twig. Strikers aside from Ageuro average. Loads of defensive midfielders and one over rated toff cunt in nets. They haven’t the heart, bunch of wankers.


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