Arsenal isn’t missing Henry, just yet

Arsenal is still unbeaten after edging out plucky Man City on Saturday.

So there is life after Thierry Henry after all.

Just.

It took a Cesc Fabregas effort in the last 10 minutes but after losing the brilliance of the Frenchman with no adequate funds to sign someone remotely as a good, Wenger will have to rely on the likes of Fabregas for the time being.

City’s amazing start to the season came to an abrupt end then.

Hats off to Sven for confounding his critics – initially. Only time will tell if he really is the ‘successful loser,’ which is what the Italian press dubbed him because he seemed to jump from one top Series A job to another without actually winning much.

That was the basis of him getting the England job in the first place. At least he must be spending time with his players, unlike his style as England boss.

Liverpool is a real title threat this term and proved it with an away win at Sunderland. Even Keano admitted that his side were no match for the Reds who kept Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon busy all afternoon.

Where would Chelsea be without Lamps? Another stunning goal from the unhappy midfielder gave them the points against Portsmouth, his uncle Harry Redknapp’s side. Lampard has put contract negotiations on hold for the time being. I say give the man what he wants, we can’t afford to lose him on this form.

Surprise result of the day was Bolton thrashing Reading. Sammy Lee desperately needed a win to save his job. One of the game’s nice guys, I hope he can turn it around. Big Sam left an even bigger shadow, which cannot be easy for Lee to step out of.

At least when Jamaican international Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner plays, there is some flair in midfield. He should return from a hamstring injury soon.

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