This the debut of a new segment detailing the top stories from clubs around the Premiership besides Liverpool. This segment is intended to inform us all of what we're up against as well as other interesting story lines from around the league. I plan to usually write this on a Wednesday or Thursday, but because Liverpool are playing on Monday I decided to write it today. Feel free to discuss the things I mention and perhaps even add some things that I miss. Without further ado, let me begin after the jump.
Arsenal: The week leading up to a 7-1 victory over a Blackburn team with their tail between their legs was rather gloomy for the Gunners. Youngster Jack Wilshere is set to miss at least a couple months after a stress fracture in his ankle, leaving a little bit of a gap in the central midfield. Also, Andrei Arshavin who for the last year and a half has been a lost man, has reportedly turned down a summer move to filthy rich Russian side Anzhi. This is bad news for Arsenal because they're missing their last chance to sell Arshavin for any real amount of cash.
Tim Howard Howler: You guys should definitely check out the Everton v. Wigan highlights. Just weeks after scoring a miracle goal against Bolton, Howard let a slow spinning deflection right by him en route to a disappointing 1-1 draw for the Toffees. I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time Howard has made an error of comical proportions-Robert Green would be so proud.
The Game Before The Game: Well, that's what the FSC commercials are calling tomorrows marquee match up between United and Chelsea. It pains me to say this but I have to root for the Red Devils. A Chelsea loss and a Liverpool win would mean that we'd be a point out of fourth which sounds very appetizing. At least we can root against Torres (if he even plays). I find it interesting and frankly a bit weird that the most cash producing game of the year for FOX is being shown on Super Bowl Sunday. Won't it be overshadowed to the point that viewers won't want to wake up so early? Anyways, it's set to be a good game but my money is on Manchester United. Team chemistry and lack of turmoil is what sets teams apart and there is no arguing that the United core is much more together than Chelea's. Another thing to watch is the return of numerous players for United including the likes of Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, and Nani.