A Look At How Arsenal, Man Utd And Man City Have Started The Season

By on October 7, 2013
David Moyes

Moyes: Struggled since replacing Ferguson at United

With the premier league well under way it seems football was never from our weekly television viewing. Thanks to the new deal allowing BT sport TV packages to thrust their way into the competition there is more action to watch than ever before.

After a preseason of heightened activity some teams were almost unrecognisable in their starting line ups and it has opened the league for the excitement of the neutral. With the increased competition in both the Premier League and the viewing world, with broadband TV packages aplenty, we give a look at three of the top teams start to the season.

Manchester City – The ’12 year old on Football Manager’ Team

Pellegrini has the air of a successful manager – a subtle media charmer, well-kept grey hair, nice suits and an intelligent, attacking football philosophy. With some excellent additions to the team this year it is almost as if Manchester City fans have unlocked a cheat on a management game that has allowed them to buy any player they want.

After a slow start, an excellent 4-1 win against United showed signs that the team are slowly gelling together. The European look Pellegrini is moulding may not be too far away.

Arsenal – The ‘nearly there’ team

Arsene Wenger’s season with Arsenal was set to be a predictable mash up of injuries, missing out on signings, star players leaving in January and a slightly uncomfortable fourth spot finish.

However, after an opening day defeat the Emirates Stadium, the ever present players have been rewarded with wins in all Premier and Champions League fixtures. Plus, with the signing of Ozil, easily one of the world’s best midfielders, they have someone who can provide the deadly creative spark they have been missing.

If Arsene can keep his team fully fit, which is almost as likely as a Joe Kinnear signing, there may be silverware replacing the dust in the cabinet!

Manchester United – Sir Alex FC… still

Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever team talk on the centre circle at Old Trafford was impressive and set up David Moyes for an exciting future ahead. However, after defeats against Liverpool AND Manchester City (which is, let’s face it, a humiliation) Moyes’ inexperience against the ‘bigger teams’ is already coming into debate and the season is still in its infancy.

Couple this with his transfer inactivity and he could soon become the scapegoat for a stale United side in need of more than just a wily old scot to kick the hairdryer!

Moyes and the team have to improve fast, season of transition or not or he could find himself on the BT Sports pundit table quicker than Paulo Di Canio.

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