Derbies are days every football fan hate to miss. The players are always spiced up; knowing that a win would give a lot of bragging rights and a loss would spell doom. In England a lot of derbies are available but for the gunners there is no derby like the North London Derby. The derby is staged a minimum of 2 times per season and have witnessed numerous goals in recent times.

In the last 7 games between Arsenal and Tottenham, there have been a whopping 36 goals scored, averaging just over 5 goals per game. Last year, Arsenal defeated Spurs 5-2 twice but the White Hart laners won the only encounter of this year 2-1. That defeat sprang Arsenal’s season up to remain unbeaten till they snatched their UEFA Champions league spot from 5pur2

On Sunday, the reds and the whites of North London would slug it out. Arsenal should better win this Sunday tie unless we may have panic buys like the 2011 season where an 8-2 whipping sent Wenger to buy left overs in the market.

They won’t have Bale, and we won’t have any new signing. Sorry, we have Flamini, who is rearing to go and Sanogo the other guy. They have a soldado who has only scored from the spot and many more newbies but they would always be in Arsenal’s shadow

I wouldn’t mind a 5-2 win again. I expect lot of goals just like Wenger. A Giroud double, a Walcott Hattrick and a Cazorla bullet would be great.

World best
World best

Meanwhile, Nicklas Bendtner, The world’s best striker may stay at Arsenal this season. According to Arsene Wenger,

“The chances for him to leave now are very small,”

“If he does not leave and prepares well, and is fit, really fit, then I will use him.

“He is not training [with the first team] at the moment because he is coming back from injury and is not ready to integrate into the training sessions.”

Bendtner has not played for the Arsenal for 2 years now with loan spells with Sunderland and Juventus. Can he revive his carrier? I hope so. I see Wenger isn’t confident with Sanogo as Giroud’s sole replacement, neither do I. it means we may not get another striker this season. Chai. Baba Ijebu.

In Prague on Friday night, my happiness knew no bound as FC Bayern Munich paid Chelsea in their coin by lifting the UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea had defeated I penalties to win the UEFA Champions league in 2012 no thanks to a Drogba equalizer in stoppage time that led to the shootout.

Super Cup Champions
Super Cup Champions

Pep Guardiola continued to add pepper to Mourinho’s sore record against him with Lukaku missing the decisive spot kick to send the bavarians jubilating with a 5-4 penalty win after a 2-2 draw.

Football can be cruel. Mourinho had borrowed all the school buses in Prague and parked them in front of Cech and had asked the fans for support 5 minutes before the final whistle. Everything seemed to have been working to plan but with 15 seconds to go, the Happy One turned The Sad One, no thanks to Martinez late late equalizer.

How the world goes round in so short a time. Mourinho has seemed ordinary and maybe pedaling backwards recently. Chelsea were far behind Bayern in all statistics except the cards. Mourinho’s teams always love to get the cards especially when they deserve to lose. They have Eto now oh.

I watched the Super Cup with 2 Chelsea fans and they had a bad sleep last night. I hope I don’t have a bad sleep tomorrow night after the North London Derby 2013/14 Part I.

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