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Arsenal won't win the league this season

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Last night's match between Arsenal and Manchester United epitomised the antithesis of what both football clubs stand for-an; unrelenting desire to win.

The fixture at the Emirates saw two teams too scared to lose but too afraid to do what it takes to win. Hardly the kind of performance or attitude that is likely to produce 'victory through harmony' or leave fans believing in the theatre of dreams.

So where do Arsenal and Manchester United go from here?

Admittedly Arsenal are in a far stronger position than United and if you were to offer David Moyes an opportunity to trade places with Arsene Wenger, I am sure that he would bite your hand off.

But perhaps Moyes should not be so hasty if presented with such an offer. Although at first my assertion may seem an odd one take a moment to consider the following;

1) Wenger has a team that has been playing together for a long time and during that time they have choked at crucial moments. Cast your mind back to the Carling Cup final against Birmingham in 2011 and the fact that they have not won any of their last four games against United. If United are having such a poor season what does the fact that they now have a better head to head record say about Arsenal?

2) Arsene Wenger has a team boasting a wealth of talent whilst David Moyes would struggle to count the number of world class players he has in his squad on one hand. Yet he is the man who walks away from yesterday's fixture feeling much the better of the pair.

In addition it cannot be ignored Arsenal were given a gift by West Brom who held Chelsea to maintain their astounding record against top flight opposition at the Hawthorns. In this sense the Hawthorns is more of a fortress than the Emirates and Old Trafford. The fact that Arsenal failed to capitalise on Chelsea dropping points yesterday and on a night when Man City were not playing does not bode well for their title winning ambitions. To win Championships you need a squad of players with so much of a predilection for glory that they are gutsy enough to do what it takes to win games.

On the basis of the latest performances- which are best summed up by Ozil's lack of involvement - Arsene Wenger does not appear to have a squad capable of winning the league despite being second in the title race. And if Wenger doesn't seem to have a squad capable of winning a championship, then David Moyes definitely doesn't.

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