Posted on September 17, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal poised to climb EPL table and challenge big boys?

The Premier League table is still not a nice looking thing to see for those of an Arsenal persuasion, as with five rounds of matches now played we are still in the bottom half. Having said that, Arsenal being 12th place just below Watford and just above Stoke City could be about to change very quickly.

For one thing, our seven points is just one fewer than the tally of Tottenham and our north London rivals are up in fifth spot so you can see why it will not take much to start racing up the table. Of course that will need wins from the Gunners, but after we followed up back to back victories over Bournemouth and Cologne with a well deserved draw with Chelsea on their own turf things are looking much more promising.

We also have a nice run of games coming up and with the players all seemingly united and playing for Arsene Wenger those wins should start racking up. West Brom, Brighton and Watford are up next for the Gunners and those games could and should see us on 16 points.

That might not put us up with Man City and United but it should get us back in the right area of the table and that might be the springboard for Arsenal to actually mount a title challenge, especially if we can perform in big away games like we did this weekend.

Time to start feeling positive Arsenal fans, or a bit too soon just yet?

Bob.

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31 thoughts on “Arsenal poised to climb EPL table and challenge big boys?

  1. lilbgunner

    only one thing i feel could have been done is taking off iwobi instead of laca

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    1. gotanidea

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      1. JJPawn

        I suppose winning three FA Cups in the last five years is a reflection of weakness!
        Ha! Ha!

        The greater pressure, the better this side does. That was obvious today.

        Lacazette was not effective has barely had the ball without Ozil’s presence and vision.

        Iwobi just ran around in circles with no direction. He needs vision and creativity that comes naturally for most players.

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  2. WOB

    How can we challenge big boys when we cant beat them.

    We had Chelsea on the ropes, but welbroke (glad he is out for a while) and laca missed sitters. Not good enough at this level, period.

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  3. AB

    Baby steps and feet on the ground…let’s not get carried away start talking too much too early like Walcott and some of our other players do…

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    1. neil

      Absolutely correct… I would ban the whole team from any tweets or Instagram or loose talk…. play the game and focus even if for one season … great players dont need to talk !I cant remember ever hearing Messi !

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  4. Sue

    When we’re all on form I’d put us up against anyone. Hopefully with more consistency we can go for it & challenge.

    We love you Arsenal we do oooohh Arsenal we love you!

    COYG

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      1. JJPawn

        Exactly w2w!

        That is what button pushing on the Playstation does to some “Arsenal” fans!

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        1. waal2waal

          we’ve much to be proud and encouraged by far as todays performance goes – im happy for all supporters, (optimists, pragmatists and pessimists alike), didn’t we do well…

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  5. Uzi Ozil

    Good team performance.

    I m not a huge fan of Ramsey but I thought He played well today.

    Our next games from now till October are winnable. Let’s be consistent and build from this good performance.

    Quick recovery Welbeck. Hope He won’t be out for a long time…..

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    1. Tony

      Love the way we closed down quickly in midfield.Our passing accuracy was good and we could have won this game! No reason we can’t go on and climb the table!

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    2. neil

      I hope Welbecks inury doesnt mean Giroud coming in and Laca to the wing… unless Laca sits behind Giroud… then the crosses coming over from Bellerin and Kolasinac Giroud can head towards goal and Laca can pounce on any rebounds (hopefully better than he did today!)

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  6. Bur

    Good result , I would take a point in light of the recent performances. We have to build on that and step up our game. I still don’t think weegor is the man to push this squad on.

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  7. Yossarian

    If we keep playing like today, don’t get any serious injury problems, and don’t lose Sanchez or Ozil in the January window, then we can challenge for 3rd place.

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    1. JJPawn

      “and don’t lose Sanchez or Ozil in the January window”

      This is an issue that is really coming at us. Hopefully, we can beat City away! πŸ™‚

      But, on the other hand many of the fans have become hostile. So, why would the due stay?

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    2. nosa

      our aim is not to challenge for 3rd position, why can’t we challenge for the premier league trophy, aren’t u tired of top 4,

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      1. Yossarian

        I agree 100%. My point was that despite the joy of not losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, we’re still not close to being good enough to be title challengers.

        I reckon if we’d got a world-class central midfielder during the transfer window, and a manager that played everybody in the right positions, with the right tactics for each game, kept them motivated, cut all dead-wood, and managed injuries well, then we’d be challengers.

        But that’s not what we got, and it’ll show by the end of the season.

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  8. waal2waal

    looked at all our fixtures id say we are gonna climb up that league from now until early November after which we’ve another test at the etihad, then we’ve a break before we play spuds at wembley.
    when manu come to emirates december we’ll have found our form and danny should be recovered fully fit and ready (again) to slay.

    provided we keep to the recipe for success that kept us in the mix at stamford bridge then we shall have nothing much to worry about for the remainder of this year. one of the pluses is that nobody (some fans included) think we’re likely to be in the mix – but win our homes and draw our aways and we could surprise the naysayers – up until winter when we must add quality like Adrien Rabiot.

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  9. DANDY GUNNER

    I have to say I thought Arsenal playe d out of their socks well done Arsenal. I had gone for a 3-0 to Chelsea but I was proven wrong I am glad to say Ignosce me.

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  10. Arsenal_Girl

    Let’s not get carried away
    Its only the 5th week of the season
    Its always best to take it one step at a time and improve a long through way. But drawing away at Stanford Bridge has really boosted my optimism.

    Iwobi did lack creativity and vision, but overall the team played their socks off. That’s what I love to see. I think Kolsanic has given us some needed steel too.

    I’m glad we didn’t lose a 3rd away match. Now we are 0-2-1 away. We desperately need an away win. After Doncaster, hopefully we will have 3-0-0 home record after we play West Bromwich.

    Anyway, things are looking up πŸ™‚

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  11. Avenger

    An average coach {Wenger} an average team {Arsenal} with a wrong selection of players for the game for the starters …an average position in the table they are not going nowhere this year Wenger out!!

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  12. Imran

    Guys please don’t get carried away. I think players must not be pressurised otherwise they will loose ground as it happened in past years. We did loose to West Brom and Watford at home. Wenger must field combination of technical and physical team against both these sides. Kill them in first half only with breathless aggression and attack. I think he must go for 4-2-3-1. With ozil, Sanchez and laca at front line.

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