Posted on January 03, 2017 by ADMIN

2 out of 5 rival slips ain’t bad for Arsenal – Can it be 3?

Arsenal still have to make sure that it counts by winning our away game against AFC Bournemouth tonight, but the Gunners were probably not expecting any of the main rivals for the Premier League title to slip up in this latest run of games.

So Arsene Wenger and the players will have been pleasantly surprised yesterday to see the EPL strugglers Sunderland come back from behind twice to hold Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side to a draw at the Stadium of Light. They will stay above Arsenal even if we win but only by a single point and they have a tough month ahead.

Man United did win away at West Ham with a huge bit of help from an incorrect red card from our old friend Mike Dean and then the linesman missed a clear offside for their second killer goal. That puts them just a point behind us and Man City went back above us into third but we can go a point above them with a win.

There was always going to be one of our five rivals dropping points as Chelsea travel to Tottenham tomorrow but the scousers have made it two and a draw at White Hart Lane would make it three. To be fair I would be happy with a win for the spuds but could it be three of the five teams challenging Arsenal to slip up? And will we make sure they pay the price by beating Bournemouth?

Bob.

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9 thoughts on “2 out of 5 rival slips ain’t bad for Arsenal – Can it be 3?

  1. Kotte

    Bournemouth are a tough side….its rili frustrating seeing Man u just a point behind us and chelsea 9points ahead of us,it seems as we are title contenders for a few months…will we ever win the league again or we asking too much?!

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    1. bran99

      we are never consistent that’s the problem. we could lead the league by Feb and still come 4th by May

      OT: Chelsea are having an easy ride really, they played on Saturday and then they play on Wednesday (3 days rest), fellow teams that played with Chelsea on Sat played on Monday (1 day rest).. was the Title laid to them from day 1? and they knew as well that they don’t play UCL and they still rest more than any team

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  2. northbankgooner

    Yeah I’d prefer a Spuds win just because I know they will slip up later in the season. Chelsea on the other hand have been dominant so any point loss would be good for us. Can’t believe that I actually want those knob jockeys to win……………..

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  3. Break-on-through

    I wonder what team we’ll put out. It is a tough place to go these days but if we can put the work in and keep the ball rolling, swiftly, teams who like to play ball are usually our cup of tea.

    I was gonna say I feel for Liv, with them getting the roughest end of the stick, on fixture pile up, but then remembered they aren’t in Europe. Would have been nice if Che were playing in the space of 48 hours.

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  4. Jansen

    The schedule is ridiculous and not a level playing field. Do we really need to see football every day? I for one prefer teams to have the same amount of rest days rather than have a game to watch every day. 48 hours is naive, to use Wengers words. Players need more time to recover. This type of schedule hurts the UK teams in the CL and hurts the national team in major tournaments. It burns players out over a long season and causes injuries. There is a reason most leagues have a winter break and it is not because the fans are on ski holiday.

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  5. cesceru

    off topic
    do u guys know that if you watch you tube clips of Giroud’s goals nd assist you might want to sign him for 60 mill?

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  6. Kos-tafi

    Carragher says we should sell ozil n give Iwobi a run in the first team. And I think he’s right. It’s Jx like selling yaya to make busquets play. Sanchez is worth keeping.

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  7. dragunov762mm

    All we must do is keep on winning, because the rest of our title change is depend on Chelsea’s walk. As for Bournemouth, what I like from Eddie Howe football, he doesn’t want to park the bus. More open football from opponents, that’s perfect for us. OG might not need as starting eleven.

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  8. Taiwo

    I think we should do the job more on the field of play.
    Chelsea looks to me like a true champion even if that’s hard to swallow, on a good day Chelsea will run crystal Palace over in the first half but arsenal can only put 2 past them.

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