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Best of SBN Soccer: 12/22

The fish was this big, I swear!
The fish was this big, I swear!

Every day I gather up a few worthwhile links from the other blogs on the network. My colleagues do excellent work, and I'm going to do my best to highlight it, both here and on SB Nation.com.

Manchester United blog the Busby Babe looks at goals per game for every United forward and midfielder. With Wayne Rooney off his game, who are Manchester United relying on for goals this season? Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez have contributed more than their fair share, as has a surprise name: Ji-Sing Park.

Arsenal blog The Short Fuse uses their tactical toolbox to try to figure out enigmatic midfielder Alex Song. The shift to a more attacking role has opened up Song's game, but he's getting so far forward as a 'holding' player than the defence is being left exposed. Join new author Beltran'sMole as he works through what Song is doing right and what's going wrong.