Last week I was interviewed (can’t believe it either! Somebody actually gave a hoot about what I had to say) by an Arsenal blog, The Positive Gooner, ahead of the game on Monday.
Just came out today and I thought it was pretty interesting so here is a snippet:
What’s your opinion on United’s start to the season?
Chudi: I’m in two minds regarding our start to the season, we have yet to get out of first gear. The football hasn’t been the best and we have thrown away stupid points in a number of games, Everton being the one that hurt the most but having said that we are top of the table and in the last few games (bar West Ham where it wasn’t exactly the first team) we have started clicking. The next few weeks will be the real test though.
There have been some classic games between the sides in recent years. Which have been your favourites and why?
Chudi: My favourite has to be the 4-2 at Highbury in 2005. This for me embodied the rivalry between United and Arsenal with the needle between Keane and Vieira in the tunnel. The match itself was a joy to watch even if you were a neutral as it was back and forth until we took over after our second equalizer and John O’Shea’s chip for the 4th was the cherry on top!
Who do you admire from the current Arsenal squad?
Chudi: For comedic reasons Emmanuel Eboue they guy is a comedian and looks like a real nice guy and probably someone who is a joy to have around. In terms of ability Robin van Persie is quality and I genuinely get disappointed when he picks up injuries.
Another player that falls into that category is Aaron Ramsey. I rate him very highly, I thought we were going to sign him so I had already liked him and it hasn’t disappeared despite him joining you. I signed the get well soon book online earlier this year after he broke his leg.
Who is the best side United have faced this season?
Chudi: That’s a hard one as teams tend to raise their game against us; probably the game where I thought we deserved nothing from was Villa away. We probably played for the first 10 minutes and the last 10 and escaped with a draw. I was furious with how poor we played after that one.