Most untalked about goal this season! (plus two buys please)
Since the 2003-2004 season when Arsenal went the season unbeaten to complete a unique title triumph in the modern era of the game I have kept a sneaky eye and interest on teams in the major leagues around Europe who threaten to equal this feat. And with Arsenal lacking a real momentum this season I increasingly became aware of what was going on at the top of the table in Italy.
For a long time this season it looked like Inter Milan had the quality and intent to go 'invincible' with Patrick Vieira in line to do something incredible and be part of two teams that go unbeaten in a title-winning league campaign. By mid-April, Inter were still unbeaten with just seven league matches to play as they faced a home match against second-placed Roma who were just coming off the 7-0 embarrassment defeat at Old Trafford.
This was arguably Inter's last main hurdle to going the season unbeaten as they had a simple enough run-in. And with one minute left on the clock against the Romans they had a 1-1 scoreline to extend their unbeaten run.... until this:
I'll be the first to congratulate the team that equals Arsenal's feat from 2003-2004- but I'd prefer that it remains our exclusive claim for a bit more time to come! And so despite Totti's deflected (off the legend Luis Figo) free-kick barely receiving a mention in the English football media, I'd like to say a belated thanks on this site to Francesco!
And while I'm writing about the Arsenal I should mention that after seeing Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool in major finals over the last seven days, I believe that Wenger and his squad should have the arrogance to think that they must at least be on a par with these sides next season.
I believe a high octane CM (perhaps Reo-Coker who has a definite winning mentality) and a flying/goal-scoring wide player (the current roster of Hleb, Rosicky and Ljungberg is understaffed and continually susceptible to injury) should be the two signings we require to add the finishing touch to a squad that has so much potential (the future forward options of the next few years comprising Carlos Vela, Walcott, Van Persie, Adebayor, Bendtner and a timeless Henry looks simply stunning).