Arsenal are back to winning ways with two successive victories after their little blip, but they are currently 9 points behind the leaders Chelsea, but do any of us really believe that we can still make up the ground and win the Premier League at the end of the season? According to our JustArsenal poll, 55% of us do believe we can still win it, but one person who thinks that there is very little hope is the respected TV Pundit Gary Neville.
He told Sky Sports: “I think Arsenal are where they’d expect to be, where you and I expect them to be.
“They win, go on long winning runs, and then lose a couple, then win another eight or so, teasing you, thinking that they’re going to be title contenders but never quite getting there.
“They’re a good football team, they play the right way, but you feel they’re going to fall short, and you feel it’s going to happen again.
“It seems a bit sad saying that, but it’s a good thing in ways, it’s consistency, you’ve seen Man Utd and Chelsea dip out of the top four in recent years, so all credit for the consistency.
“But for the title, where this conversation lies, they’re still going to fall short I feel.”
With our two defeats, your could say that he is correct so far, but does that really mean that we can’t change the habit of a lifetime and catch the leaders? We always seem to improve drastically in the second haf of the season, so surely it’s much too early for us all to give up?