Arsenal can still catch Chelsea! by Sam P
Arsene Wenger and his players, along with all the Arsenal fans, should be backing the current Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday evening, if only for a couple of hours. Because they could do us a big favour by putting another dent in the armour of Jose Mourinho and Chelsea and keeping the Gunners’ own slim Premier League title hopes alive.
A win for City would give us the chance to close the gap on the league leaders to just 10 points by beating Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. That is still a lot I know, but I get the sense that Chelsea are going off the boil while Arsenal are hitting our straps.
Also, while everything went perfectly for Mourinho and his team in the first half of the season, with hardly a day missed through injury and some nice friendly decisions from the officials, the tide could be turning. There is a chance that Costa could be handed a three match ban for his two stamps last night, Fabregas, Felipe Luis and Ivanovic all picked up knocks and referees seem a lot more reluctant to give them decisions.
I know that Arsenal will not be able to make any slips while hoping that our rivals do, but there is still a chance, however small, for us to catch up. If things go according to plan this weekend, the Gunners could have 15 games to make up 10 points and we will soon have a full strength squad including a new defender to do it with.
Do you still believe Gooners?