(I hope Paul doesn't read this..)
Another stunning win for Arsenal, but, while it may seem glorious right now, it will not and can not last for very long.
Arsenal fans can enjoy their day. But how long will this form last for? Even if it lasts the next couple of months, it won't be enough. It doesn't matter how many big wins they get at this point of the season, and I think experienced Arsenal fans will appreciate this. They have done similar things in recent years, and have never actually won a thing.
Portsmouth have real problems. They hardly showed up, and with the two defeats against Fulham and Birmingham already, things do not look good. Their bad form will continue I believe for a long time and they face a struggle for survival, while Arsenal will fade in goals and wins, their poor play will be all season long.
This may depict a depressing picture for Portsmouth fans, but I believe it is true, as they have no real quality, experienced players anymore, with the exception of Sylvain Distin. They are not the force they once were under Harry Redknapp.
While I talk about how Arsenal will fade, they could, I suppose, prove me wrong. With players like Aaron Ramsey playing as well as he did today, and Jack Wilshere is looking sharp, perhaps finally their youngsters will succeed. In the bottom of my heart I do not believe this will happen, and instead I think only when, or perhaps if, Arsene Wenger is willing to splash cash on quality players, they will not win a thing.
Okay, maybe the Carling Cup?