Saturday, February 02, 2008

Adebayor knocks a few million off Richards price tag...

Arsenal regained top-spot of the Premier League by inflicting the first home defeat of the season on Manchester City as Wenger's team completed a comfortable 3-1 victory.

One of the main talking points of the season so far is who will finish top goal-scorer, with Ronaldo and Adebayor fighting out a seemingly two-horse race to the finish. The Arsenal striker notched a well taken brace against City today taking his tally for the season to 18 in the league, which leaves the Togo striker just one behind Ronaldo.

For any United fans and neutrals watching this game, it represented another chance to check-out the Arsenal and City who take on the Red Devils next, it was also an opportunity to watch the much talked about Micah Richards who made a timely return from an injury absence to face the Gunners.

There has been an awful lot of talk and speculation about Richards, who has been stalling on signing a contract extension. If that deal is not signed then no doubting Richards will be sold in the summer, probably to Chelsea. As for Richards performance against Arsenal, in boxing parlance he was unable to lay a glove on Adebayor who gave the defender a torrid time.

Richards is young and he is talented, but when he's come up against Didier Drogba and Adebayor this season he has been found badly wanting. The young City defender did not live up to his star billing or the hype today as Arsenal's top-scorer put in a performance that potentially knocked a few million off his price tag.


  1. Good post, a Manchester United blog without the red-tinted spectacles is rare to find. I'm surprised at the speed with which Tottenham are resembling Sevilla. But while the two-point cushion gives us something to mention slyly over the weeek, nothing is decided and you lot are still favourites especially with Ronaldo in your side.

  2. I heard he lost the battle, but wasn't that bad. Bud since he is English he is overrated obviously. Also LOOK WHO'S TOP OF THE PL!!!

  3. just want to comment on the reaction man utd had to the equaliser yesterday understandably joyous i thought maybe now alex will understand why arsenal were so happy at the emirates earlier this season with gallas equaliser in injury time i seem to remember him commenting on arsenal overcelebrating what was "only a draw"

  4. My favourite blog post of the year, this. Adebayor gave the boy lunchtime nightmare. I particularly enjoyed seeing that since so many Arsenal fans have been going on and on about how Arsenal should shell out 20-30M for him.

  5. utd look poor at the mo!

  6. Big Ady is doing very well this season and has improved vastly as the season has developed.

    Should be an intersting finish to the season and as a Gooner I would love us to win it, but its going to the wire I feel.

    Ronaldo has been on fire this year as well.

    We (Arsenal) are not doing bad for a team written off before a ball had even been kicked. :-)


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