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Edwin Surprised By Gooners!

Edwin van der Sar admits he is surprised by Arsenal's run of great form ahead of tomorrow's much-hyped clash at the Emirates.

Arsenal, having sold overhyped (sorry) Thierry Henry in the summer, were tipped to struggle without the Frenchman. I had questioned their strength in depth but pride myself on the fact I had said they won't be very much weakened by the departure of the sulking Frenchman.

However, their storming start caught me unawares I admit and our Dutch keeper is feeling the same surprise as I do.

'It would have been obvious to think they would have a poor season without Henry,' he told the BBC.

'But boss Arsene Wenger has an eye for talent. He motivates and educates them.

'They have done remarkably well and not many would have expected that. Arsenal are playing well and winning.'


And that's what I think gives reason for optimism, strangely. They've been playing too well. They are in great form since virtually the first day of the season (OK, they were in grave trouble against Fulham but since that game they are storming the league). Such a form can't be sustained in the Premier League, evidence tells us that.

But this hardly matters at the moment. What matters is that tomorrow's clash will be a huge one. Can't wait for it.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Friday November 2 2007
Time: 9:31AM

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"such a form can't be sustained in the Premier League, evidence tells us that" You talk such boll*0x Zae, do you not have archives in Surrey?
hatespur
02/11/2007 09:41:00
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strange that you Zae mentions Arsenals poor start to the season (e.g 75 minutes of 1st game of season), Guildford United didnt exactly start well themselves! Looking forward to Edwin being surprised about how many times he has to pick the ball out of the net tomorrow.
gooner303
02/11/2007 10:12:00
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evidence? same manager... with a better team than invincibles (my somewhat biased but defendable opinion) i suggest you conduct some more thorough investigations. outside of arsenal that would apply but wenger has proven otherwise in the not too recent past.
anonymous
02/11/2007 10:15:00
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Guys, the invincibles made a really slow start to the league - not in terms of points but in performance. Arsenal were much better at the early stages of the 2002/03 and the 2004/05 season but ended up losing the league! That's what I hope for - they started too well whereas we played badly for almost two months with still being up there...
Zae
02/11/2007 10:26:00
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Im not suprised by the Arsecum's run of form. With Wenger in charge they will always be capable of doing anything!
Real Deal
02/11/2007 10:30:00
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Zae definitely needs to learn the difference between speculation & evidence. Speculation is getting in the car in Surrey and thinking that it will take 4 hours to drive to Old Trafford. Evidence is arriving at Old Trafford, checking your clock and seeing that it took 4 hours to drive up from Surrey.
gooner303
02/11/2007 11:46:00
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We all want a nice boring scoreless draw!! please and thankyou!! then none of you get the 3 points and we cgain 2 on both of you! tho i doubt it'll be goal less!! as long as its a draw! dont care if francenal dont lose as long as none of ya get 3 points
SMOKIEJACK
02/11/2007 13:44:00
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nice to see you lot at each others throats!
merlin
02/11/2007 19:52:00
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Merlin, unlike chelsea, Arsenal & Man U like to fight on the pitch not within our own club
gooner303
03/11/2007 00:15:00
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