I’ll have a match preview of the Arsenal vs Bolton game later today, but I just thought I’d quickly bring your attention to something that might have flown under the radar.
The Carling Cup semi-final first leg between Manchester United and Manchester City has been postponed due to bad weather – and it’s good news for Arsenal.
The postponement means the home and away ties have been put back until the 19th and 27th of January, giving United just four days to recover from the second leg before playing us at The Emirate on the 31st.
While Arsenal also have to play Aston Villa on the 27th, the possibility that United may be involved in a gruelling second leg that could involve extra-time and penalties is certainly an advantage to our boys.
Of course, the flipside is that United cruise through or win the second-leg in a confidence-boosting manner but even so, I’d much rather play Alex Ferguson’s team under those circumstances than with them having a free week to prepare.
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