Arseblog News is aware that Arsenal will discuss the possibility of having a guard of honour for Manchester United should they arrive at the Emirates on Sunday as champions.
If United win their game against Villa tonight they’ll win the title, and at that point a decision will be taken about whether or not to applaud the opposition onto the pitch.
In 1991, with Arsenal having won the league because of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest, the United players gave Arsenal’s champions a guard of honour onto the Highbury pitch, but the issue this season is complicated by the presence of Robin van Persie.
There won’t be too many Arsenal fans inclined to acknowledge him in a positive way, and that could be a topic for discussion between the two clubs.
Meanwhile, the club are still reviewing Olivier Giroud’s red card and a decision about whether or not to appeal should be known inside the next 24 hours.
It’s probably worth an appeal because of the fact that Giroud slipped when making the tackle, which goes some way to explaining the contact made with the Fulham player.
Even if upheld, the appeal could not be considered frivolous and face the possibility of an extension. If successful, he would be available for Sunday’s clash against United.