First poll – Who is your Man-of-the-Match for Arsenal vs Portsmouth?
Abou Diaby 67%
William Gallas 17%
The above results are somewhat expected with Diaby having stole the show in the first half, almost rendering the game redundant. Diaby has thrived in the new formation and I maintain he did well yesterday against United as well but was hugely unfortunate with the own goal. Let’s hope that won’t get him down for long.
Second poll – If you were Arsene Wenger, which of the below players would you most want to sign for Arsenal?
Patrick Vieira 33%
Brede Hangeland 33%
Marouane Chamakh 22%
Blaise Matuidi 11%
Looks like from the above results, Gooners know where our major weakness lies – in defence. There is a tie between Vieira and Hangeland. Chamakh would be useful given how unfortunate we are with attacking players and injuries, but not essential. I saw Vieira in the Milan derby and I thought he looked pretty decent. Will we get anyone? Expect more news tomorrow.
Third poll – What is your prediction of Manchester United vs Arsenal?
A close draw. 100%
A Manchester United home win. 0%
An Arsenal away win. 0%
If this poll was conducted in pre-season, it would have been very different. People would have written Arsenal off in a heartbeat. But having a result like this means people are finally taking Arsenal seriously, and that is no thanks to our encouraging performances so far, including last night’s defeat.