Saturday, November 10, 2007

Liverpool's Gerrard: Arsenal challenge will fade - November 09, 2007

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is convinced Arsenal doesn't have the staying power to sustain their title challenge this season.
Gerrard, who celebrates five years as captain this week, is back to his best form after a stuttering start to the season.
He has hit four goals in his last five games and hopes to continue that form against Fulham at Anfield today.

He said: "I played through it and now I have come out the other side, scoring goals and feeling great. We are keeping pace at the top and we are not at our best yet, while few would argue that Arsenal are playing to their full potential at the moment.
"They're on fire and playing out of their skin. But they have not had the problems that us, Chelsea and Manchester United have had with injuries to key players. It will be interesting to see how well they perform when they lose a few key players and face more tricky matches.

"The only thing we can do is get our own house in order and keep winning. Our away form is a massive improvement on last season and we know we must improve at home.
"But people are saying we are out of it and struggling. Wrong. We are in the first week of November, in a better position than we were this time last season and unbeaten in the league with a game in hand on most.

"Let us see where we are when the prizes are handed out come May - that is what counts."
Gerrard admits his form has been patchy this season. He added: "I know I was not at my best earlier in the season.

"But when you have been out for a while like I was with injury, it is always going to take time to get back into your rhythm."

im pretty intrigued with this article. stewie-g thinks his club is above the ground and pretty sure hes goin to get somewhere with his ego, which probably he inherits from ste-c his good old uncle. he declares to everyone, whos actually confused enough to believe his story, that injuries of few lpool key players resulting to their poor performance halfway throughout the season. how exactly does his statement prove to be true? lpool lost to besiktas 2-1 in their 1st leg of champions league and id like to remind all of you that they arrived in turkey with a set of their key players ready. hows that sounds to you? a big lie doesnt it? arsenal have dealt with more than injuries that other english clubs have experienced. they are not only losing key players but also experienced ones. their captain left to a club that sells promises last year and it wasnt bad at all until another experienced player, freddie ljunberg took a daring step leaving cesc and friends with nothin to hold. i remember crystal clear some doubters said about arsenals future after being left out by their two heroes. and 2 months after the hype people start to get wary and disdain over wenger rotation and young player policies. arsenal have been hit one after another controversies and yet keep maintaining their pole position, hopefully till the end of the season. i can only pray they will be given amount of strength to stay on top despite tough competition among 4 contenders. and in order to get through all those obstacles, wenger needs to keep his players fresh and be patient with the injured ones if not, they will lose all trophies overnight. go gunners.....

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