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Arsenal beat the Invincibles' best run to make it a 10-game winning streak - but
Roy Keane still believes Manchester United will be champions.

Keane saw his Sunderland side give the Gunners a real fright, battling back from
going two goals down to level, only to see Robin van Persie bag the winner for
the third time in a week.

The victory puts the Gunners two points clear of second-placed Manchester
United, but former Old Trafford captain Keane believes Sir Alex Ferguson's side
will be on top when it counts.

"I think it's shaping up to be the same old title race between United and Arsenal,
but I'd still take United at the end of it," said the Sunderland chief.

"I think they'll have the edge. It's nothing to do with the results over the
weekend, I just think United are a touch ahead."

A fierce Van Persie free-kick put Arsenal ahead and Philippe Senderos doubled the
lead.

Ross Wallace pulled a goal back after 25 minutes. A Kenwyne Jones header put
the Black Cats level just after half-time but Van Persie fired home 10 minutes
from time.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: "The game looked to be easy after 15
minutes and we convinced ourselves of that. We paid for it and that was a good
lesson, but we're maturing."
 

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Keane always makes a good point whatever he is talking about. I also think Chelsea will be up there as well and possibly Pool. Cant count them out yet.
 

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I have to say Keane is probably the United player over the last 10-15 years i have had the most respect for.

And being a norwegian, i find it hard to respect someone who does something as idiotic as he did against Haaland. That was pure childish, and he should have been punished way harder then he did.

But we are all human, and we do stupid shit from time to time, but the overall impression, contribution and hard work he made in Man Utd outdo one moment of madness. A legend

So when Keane speaks up, you better listen. And i fully agree Man Utd will be up and challanging for the Premiership come may.

However, i dont believe it will be a two-horse race like Keane seem to think.

Liverpool have shown they are amazing when in-form, unfortunately for me they have hit a rough patch since last international break, but once we pick ourself up and get running again, i think it will be a thight race between Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd
 

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You can't really count any of the big 4 out of the title chase this early in the season.

We haven't even played 10 games yet! We'll have a better idea of who'll be up there after Christmas - that's when the title race really hots up.

The only thing we know for certain is that Man City won't win it :D
 

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Keano cant be more right. I see no competition. Arsenal dont have a good enough defence or keeper. Chelsea...LOL, Pool are never going to succeed again.
 

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Keano cant be more right. I see no competition. Arsenal dont have a good enough defence or keeper. Chelsea...LOL, Pool are never going to succeed again.

Thats a ridiculous comment, and i could only wish the players had the same unprofessional attitude.

Although i do agree that Keane is right in the fact that Man Utd will challenge for the tittle, writing off Arsenal and Liverpool is something i wish the whole club, including the players, did. Unfortunately, they know better. As for Chelsea, its too early to write them off as well, although i personally think they will struggle big time this year. And by struggle i mean they will have to work hard for a CL-spot (top-4)
 

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Arsenal's inexperience will show at the end of the day. They have not been serious contenders for the past few seasons and their team doesn't have the experience at the very top of the league to stay up there and cope. Their squad is very young, they will show signs of inexperience throughout the season! Like in the Sunderland game!

Liverpool are a club for getting it right in the Champions League, the Premiership has never been their thing as records show. The current selection of strikers are nothing to rave about when it come to 20/5 goals a season.

Torres 214 APP 84 GLS - At Madrid
Crouch 67 APP 17 GLS - Liverpool
Kuyt 41 App 12 GLS - Liverpool
Voronin 92 APP 32 GLS - Bayer Leverkusen

When you look at the rest of the squad they don't get many goals themselves!
Gerrard, Benayoun, Kewell(injured most of the time), Alonso ect! Though their defence is strong, do they have it for the Prem. Lack of goals might prove to be a problem.

Chelsea, the loss of Jose Mourinho has taken a toll on Chelsea. They lose Essien, Drogba, Mikel go to the ACN that will be a loss. Pizzaro, Kalou and Shevchenko are not exactly free scoring forwards in the Premiership. Grant lacks serious knowledge at the top level of Premiership football. The constant defensive injuries doesn't help matters, and the speculation surrounding the club which seems forever constant.
 

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Anderson's God said:
Arsenal's inexperience will show at the end of the day. They have not been serious contenders for the past few seasons and their team doesn't have the experience at the very top of the league to stay up there and cope. Their squad is very young, they will show signs of inexperience throughout the season! Like in the Sunderland game!

Liverpool are a club for getting it right in the Champions League, the Premiership has never been their thing as records show. The current selection of strikers are nothing to rave about when it come to 20/5 goals a season.

Torres 214 APP 84 GLS - At Madrid
Crouch 67 APP 17 GLS - Liverpool
Kuyt 41 App 12 GLS - Liverpool
Voronin 92 APP 32 GLS - Bayer Leverkusen

When you look at the rest of the squad they don't get many goals themselves!
Gerrard, Benayoun, Kewell(injured most of the time), Alonso ect! Though their defence is strong, do they have it for the Prem. Lack of goals might prove to be a problem.

Chelsea, the loss of Jose Mourinho has taken a toll on Chelsea. They lose Essien, Drogba, Mikel go to the ACN that will be a loss. Pizzaro, Kalou and Shevchenko are not exactly free scoring forwards in the Premiership. Grant lacks serious knowledge at the top level of Premiership football. The constant defensive injuries doesn't help matters, and the speculation surrounding the club which seems forever constant.
didn't the nigerian FA ban mikel from playing? and wont kalou be going to the ACN aswell?
 

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didn't the nigerian FA ban mikel from playing? and wont kalou be going to the ACN aswell?
They Nigeran FA Recalled him in Playin i think but Kalou should be going beacuse he's Cote de Ivoirean

Maybe im wrong.....
 

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Roy Keane knows what he's talking about, and not being biest or anything but we had the edge over Chelsea last season and pipped them to the title but I believe Arsenal are weaker still without Thierry Henry, remember, Arsenal are going through a transitional period, just like we did a couple of years ago.
But I do believe that we have the edge over Arsenal, and I think the title race will pan out between the top 3 clubs, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, but I believe that United will prevail.
 
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