Although I am not a sports writer by any stretch of the imagination, I thought I would do something a bit different this season as the Barclay’s Premier League and the UEFA Champions League get underway: I am going to offer my own prediction about how the Gunners will fare this season.
I follow Arsenal pretty closely, regularly reading the news about the team, the players, transfers and injuries. There are definitely people who know more than I, yet there are surely those who call themselves sports fans who know less. So I am somewhere in between.
In thinking about whether or not my prediction will add anything to the sporting conversations this season, my feeling is that it will. Sports fans argue about everything often with little or no understanding or knowledge of the facts. Why should I be any different?
Therefore, without further ado, my prediction:
Arsenal will finish in 7th place in the league and will progress far into the Carling Cup campaign, but alas, will not win it. There will be no Champions League or FA Cup trophies for us this year.
There! I’ve said it. I’ve written it down. I’ve published it. Now all we need to do is wait to see if I am correct.