10 years from pizzagate: Are Arsenal and Manchester United stronger?

October 24, 2014 admin No comments
Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson went from friends to rivals to friends.

It’s exactly 10 years since Arsenal’s incredible ‘Invincible’ run came to an end with defeat to Manchester United – with the infamous ‘pizzagate’ tunnel fight after.

It seems like it was a fairly recent thing, but a lot has changed since then, with both the Gunners and Red Devils now incredibly different.

These squad sliders show the changes both clubs have been through, but has it been for the better or worse? That is up to you to decide.


The Arsenal team

Arsene Wenger is still in charge and while they’ve got a world-class midfield, they’re missing a strong defensive midfielder like Patrick Vieria or Gilberto, and at the back – sold centre backs like Sol Campbell and Kolo Toure.

You could argue that Wojciech Szczesny is a good option to replace Jens Lehmann, while Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Guibbs are great full-backs, but then it comes to strikers. Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry go up against Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck.

Manchester United

Man United

They’ve had two managers since Fergie’s team ended the run, and while Wayne Rooney remains, the squad is so different now.

Forget home-grown talents, the squad is now full of superstars like Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, while they’re after more big money talents like Gareth Bale.

There’s so much attacking quality and ability, but the defence looks seriously terrible and is David De Gea really that good a goalkeeper?

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