Two draws against West Ham and Crystal Palace has put Arsenal in a precarious position in the League. We are now in 4th, behind Man City on goal difference with a visit to the Etihad still to come. Also the extremely erratic Man United are only 4 points behind us as well putting us under even more pressure to start racking up some more points.
Arsenal dropped two more valuable points today and Petr Cech saw the Gunners fail to increase their lead before being hit by a sucker punch counter attack towards the end of the game, and he was not very happy. “We should’ve seen the game off,” he said. “This is obviously two very important points that’s we’ve dropped.
“We’ve been talking about the situation where if any of the teams ahead of us slip, we need to get three points but unfortunately we’ve not been able to do that. It’s disappointing.
“We created enough chances to score the second goal, but we couldn’t get it. That would’ve killed the game off. They were still waiting for the counter-attacks and set-plays, and they were dangerous from those. They managed to score from a counter-attack at the end and it’s very disappointing for us.”
Cech then went on to explain that rather than the race for the title that they expected to be in, they are now too busy looking over their shoulder at the chasing pack. “We were ready to push on, we tried to win all our games and we will try to win all the remaining games too.” he concluded. “Other teams are coming very close now and there will be an interesting fight until the end of the season. Let’s see if winning all our games is going to be enough to get higher up in the table.”
Higher than 4th? We have been saying we need to win all our games for a while now, but instead we are going lower in the table. If we go any lower could Wenger be in the position of missing out on the Champions League for the very first time?