It appears that most people believe that Manchester United are set to sweep up every trophy in sight and dominate world football, crushing anyone who gets in their way.
I have to admit, it's easy to get caught up in the frenzy and start believing but the truth is reality is far different from fantasy and Manchester United could find that out.
Remember the season 2003/04? Of course you do. That was the season Arsenal went through the entire Premiership campaign without a single defeat.
Back then people were saying the same things about Arsenal as they saying about Manchester United now.
Arsenal were going to win everything in sight and nobody could stop them. Fate didn't follow suit. Within a few days we suffered a double blow when losing to Manchester United in the FA Cup and Chelsea in the Champions League.
Football is unpredictable and that's why I won't get caught up in all the talk that Manchester United will win the lot. I'm sure the Manchester United players and Ferguson won't either.
If you listen to the media then the season may as well end now and lets just hand the trophies to Manchester United. I don't listen to the media and happen to believe that Arsenal will ruin the party and win the Champions League and the FA Cup.
People will call me an optimist and not a realist but why? I'm realistic enough to know that Arsenal, on their day, like Manchester United and Chelsea have found out, can match and beat the best.
At present the season couldn't be going better for Manchester United on all fronts. On the other hand, Arsenal have had a bad Premiership season even if we do make fourth place but we are genuine contenders in the cup competitions.
Manchester United deserve a lot of praise but I think winning everything is beyond them or anybody. They will win the Premiership, they have the Carling Cup but I think Arsenal will share the spoils and give everybody a reality check.
Keep it Goonerish...............