Arsenal's eight year spell without a trophy has sparked unease within the Emirates over recent years. This season the Gunners have started strongly and have the confidence and belief that can make them a better side than the red side of Manchester.
The loss of Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to be unsettling for the players of United, however a league position of ninth behind Hull City is not what was expected from the team that finished top of the Premier League the previous season.
On the other hand, Arsenal have the experience at the top level with Arsene Wenger and although a trophy has been missing for eight years, he has had an illustrious career at his beloved club.
The Arsenal side also made a club record signing, recruiting one of the best in the industry in Mesut Ozil, who has already shown his worth towards the Arsenal faithful. He has influenced games and although he came at a high price, he was surely worth it and was a player that Manchester United desperately need.
United only brought in one recognised star in Marouane Fellaini and although he is a top class player he does not have the ingenuity to be the player that can transfer midfield into attack.
The start of the season hasn't gone United's way and it could be a reoccurring theme this season.
Unite have Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney up top - so are fine in attack, however Cesc Fabregas was exactly the sort of player that was needed to fill the void that many have tried to fill.
If Arsenal are accredited with a world class striker and defensive midfielder in January surely a trophy is just around the corner. The Emirates stadium was always going to make spending difficult but it almost seems that this season Arsenal will be able to bridge the gap between themselves and United.
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