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  Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK
The cereal thrillers

You might think Arsenal's record-breaking run is the product of tactics and team-work.

Think again.

If you believe what you read in the papers, the Gunners actually owe their success to a change in breakfast cereal.

The Sunday Mirror suggests a switch from Coco Pops to Frosties turned Arsene Wenger's men from sweet nothings into a truly Grrr-eat team.

A Kellogg's spokesman naturally agreed, telling BBC Sport Online: "Frosties are a great way to start the day - packed with energy and ideal for sport." So there you have it.

You could also argue that Arsenal might favour Crunchy Nut Cornflakes (one goal is never enough) or even Just Right - does exactly what it says on the box.

But what about their rivals? We managed to get our hands on a few breakfast menus - and it made for interesting reading.


Cheerios
Cheerio, Cheerio, Cheerio

Cheerios:
West Ham and Sunderland, who could soon be saying cheerio to the top flight if results don't improve.

Should Peter Reid or Glenn Roeder depart before Christmas, expect the players' bowls to be filled with Golden Grahams.


Cornflakes:
Manchester United. Have you forgotten how good they taste?


Rice Krispies
Manchester City. Guaranteed to Snap up chances and Crackle in midfield, but have a tendency to go Pop at the back.

Still, with their very own Special K in charge at least life's never dull.


Alan Shearer scores against Newcastle this season
Liverpool have had a couple of false starts

Start:
Liverpool, who got off to fliers against Blackburn and Newcastle, before caving in.

Finish:
West Ham, Sunderland and Chelsea's Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink - wishful thinking, lads.....


Sultana Bran:
Newcastle. Tasty, fruity and goes through you very quickly. Could do with a bit of Common Sense at the back, though.


Three Shredded Wheat:
Don't be daft - not even Real Madrid can manage three.


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