Arsenal & Real Madrid – 2
So Viera stayed. Good decision. Those two youngsters in the Arsenal lineup – Reyes and Fabregas – have been very impressive so far. Arsenal look very very good. Best of all, they are playing football the way it should be played.
Michael Owen’s move to Real Madrid was a surprise. Not a bad signing, me thinks. He should do well, IF he gets enough opportunities to start. This also puts added pressure on Raul. Still, Real Madrid have way too many attacking options. Of Ronaldo, Morientes, Raul & Owen – only two are going to start every match. What a waste of talent. Actually, if I were the coach, I would drop either Zidane (blasphemy!!) or Beckham, both of whom have been underpeforming, and allow three of the strikers to start. Figo’s got to play of course.
Now if only Real Madrid would borrow a leaf out of Arsenal’s book, and get back to their fluid selves. But they haven’t done anything about their defence. I foresee another tough year for Real.