|Ole stays! That's the news coming out of Old Trafford and fans have to deal with it, but till when? (Photo credit: The Telegraph)|
Again we look at a few hot topics in football from the axe going round in the premier league to the form of some Catalan giants as well as the state of thing for the devil at the wheel for the Reds.
Beaten. Broken. Safe
Manchester City may have handled Manchester United like kids over the weekend but the place of Ole Gunner Solksjaer is not threatened in any way, in fact he has a job for life as long as Sir Alex Ferguson is alive and members of the class of 92 are still breathing…
Rumors of consideration for Brendan Rodgers filtered through the media on Sunday but the Old Trafford hierarchy have come out to throw their weights behind their embattled manager, it didn’t matter that City let United replace four players without them replacing any in the derby on Saturday, it certainly doesn’t matter that Arsenal are now above United on the log, Ole stays and that’s final!
Falke walks, Smith follows
Yes you’re aware that Norwich City and Aston Villa have both fired the men at their respective dugouts owing to poor results and negative patterns, but why are the two men of yesterday bitter?
Dean Smith was left heartbroken that his good work last season was rewarded with a sack after his first rough patch with the club while Daniel Falke feels the club’s timing of his sack was unfair, you can feel for Falke as he was fired after his first win of the season but sentiments don’t win football games right?
Is Klopp a sore loser?
To be honest, Westham’s opener against Liverpool at the London Stadium on Sunday was contentious with Angelo Ogbonna seemingly clipping Alison’s arms in the air to force the own goal from the Liverpool goalkeeper but what about the other two goals his team conceded?
Maybe Aaron Cresswell too should have seen red but in all, Klopp spoke to the media after the game and he didn’t talk about how his players afforded Jarrod Bowen an acre of space to run in on goal and how his defenders didn’t pick out Kurt Zouma for the third goal, Liverpool also didn’t take their chances with Sadio Mane heading wide at the death with the goal gapping, no unbeaten run for Liverpool.
Unbeaten run stays
Speaking of Arsenal’s precious eternal trophy, Liverpool’s loss at the London Stadium means Arsenal’s feat of 2004 stays for yet another season and you wonder if any team in England would ever go an entire season unbeaten like Arsenal did.
Arsenal are on the upward trajectory in the premier league right now, unbeaten in 10 and three straight league wins have landed them in the top 5 for once since early last season, can the #ArtetaOut army apologize now or is it still early days?