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.