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Manchester United celebrated their 20th title win in style thanks to a hat-trick from Robin van Persie. The Dutchman joined the Red Devils from fierce rivals Arsenal last summer after becoming disillusioned with the direction the London club was taking and the lack of trophies won during his eight year spell at the club.
Well we are almost at the time again, the transfer window. Players from across the globe search for the next adventure, in this case, its Neymar the Brazilian juggernaut.
Where would be all be without YouTube eh?
January 30th 2013 saw the first 'El Clasico' of the new year. It wasn't your typical 'El Clasico' with only two goals (neither scored by Messi or Ronaldo) and all 22-men managed to avoid sendings off - remarkable I know.
The Barclays Premier League used to dominate European football. Each year there'd be at least two English representatives in the latter stages of the Champions League, this would almost be a guarantee.
I remember a far simpler time when all teams would play two out and out goal scorers up front.
Arsenal's tendency to play completely bonkers games in the League Cup, as displayed in their 7-5 victory of Reading, is not something that has come about recently.
It seems as though Cesc Fabregas is finally starting to find his feet in Barcelona.
Although Arsenal might have a slightly different memory of the competition, they value it in their own way. Arsenal hold the record for the most runners up medals in the competition. Between 1968 and 2011 arsenal have reached the final no fewer than 7 times, losing on 5 occasions. The most recent defeat in 2011 was particularly painful for the Gunners, looking to end their six-year trophy drought against an inferior Birmingham side.
Nearly 12 years ago the arrival of my birthday saw me awarded with a trip to Highbury for my first ever live football match to see Arsenal take on Leicester City on Boxing Day, 2000. Today, as I prepare to head to the Emirates Stadium to see the Gunners try and continue their unbeaten start to the season at home to bottom of the table and pointless Southampton, I think about all the things that have changed about my routine when going to football matches.
Despite Arsene Wenger’s protestations that there have been no contract extension talks as of yet, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis’ comments this week suggest that an offer to the 62 year old Frenchman to extend his spell in charge at the Emirates beyond 2014 is imminent.
Many Arsenal fans were hailing the emergence of a new team following their 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield last Sunday. Cast your minds back to January 2007 and the Gunners fans were speaking in similar terms.