March is crunch time for Arsenal by JG
It is strange, but always the case, that there are certain parts of the season that are crucial, not only for the teams at the bottom trying to stay in the premier League, but also for teams trying to win the league.
This year it is also the case for us, trying to get third or fourth place. March is our time when we cannot drop points. We have five games in this month, home to Spurs, away to Everton, who seem to be falling away at last, and the return leg in Germany. We then have two easier games, away to Swansea and home to Reading. In my opinion we must take full points from the league games to achieve Champions League qualification. However in between the two games Swansea and Reading, is international week, and we could have had a much harder fixture than Reading at home after this midweek chaos.
After this spell of games in March, we have a home game against Man United, the rest of the fixtures are against lower league opposition, and dependent on Mr. Wenger’s priority, FA cup games.
I believe we should be confident about the finish to this season, and without wishing ill of a fine player, if a certain Welsh lad from Spurs was to pull a thigh muscle or something………….