Posted on January 25, 2017 by ADMIN

Can Arsenal fight their way into title race?

Chelsea are the Premier League’s runaway leaders currently, and despite sitting in second place, Arsenal are a sizeable eight points behind.

The Blues look extremely impressive at present, having won 15 of their last 16 league outings, but it’s not just their wins that have them standing-out above their rivals.

Chelsea are the only side that look assured of wins despite what they come up against. Resolute bottom-end sides have all caused problems for the top six teams this term, while the Blues just seem to get on with it and come out with the required result.

The league leaders are showing they have that star-quality needed to take games by the scruff of the neck, while our side seem to be scrapping for their results all too often.

We are fighting our way through this season, and have now found ourselves in the favourable second spot, but we are not happy with settling for another season of ‘just’ a top-four finish.

Obviously if the league leaders manage to carry on their run of form, there will be no chance of catching them, but their next two games are against Liverpool and us. We both have the ability to cause them trouble, and are two of only three sides to have beat them already this season.

Those wins were both before their tactical change to a 3-4-2-1 formation however, but as Tottenham showed us the other week, it can be beaten.

The problem with us is that we are not showing our star-quality in our matches at present, despite picking up wins. The 4-0 win over Swansea looks dominant on paper, but the reality is we got two luck own goals, and for large spells of the game were under pressure by the Welsh side.

We seem to be scrapping for our results, but if we cant start to win these games more comfortably, there will be many more points lost, and while this fighting mentality MIGHT help us to get a result with Chelsea in two weeks, it will not guarantee us enough to challenge for the title I feel.

Could our fight really keep us in the title race? IF we beat Chelsea again, will it give us the confidence to push on for the remainder of the campaign?

Pat J

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6 thoughts on “Can Arsenal fight their way into title race?

  1. Kostafi

    Yes we can, but the other big teams need to help reel Chelsea back. It is important they drop points against Liverpool and Arsenal in their next 2 fixtures. While we beat Leicester home and away last season, the other top sides failed to put a shift in. Ironically, none more so than Chelsea who now sit at the top the pile.
    We were top (by goal difference) at this stage last season with 44 points, but we are better now with 47 points and 13 (yes 13!) more goals scored.

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  2. PRINCE AFZ

    All we need right now is ONE GAME AT A TIME. Lets play Southampton in the FA Cup, then we can think about Watford. The season is yet to end and as usual in football, there is bound to be twists and turns. It depends on who is favoured at the end of the season. Beating Chelsea alone is not enough as shown in last season, where we were the only team to beat Leceister home and away and yet ended up at 2nd. Lets just face our games. Then by ending of April we can start looking at our chances.

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  3. Tas

    Chelsea’s season will be decided in April they are away to both Manchester clubs Everton and Bournemouth , home to Southampton and Crystal Palace

    if we can beat them on the 4th Feb i believe we can catch them that up that is if we don’t lose to a silly teams from bottom, but i have to say Chelsea are not the same team we thrashed this season they are on fire we have to be careful not to get the same as we served them

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  4. Budd

    It’s out, it’s late and it’s boring. Not trying to pi$$ on your parade but the sooner you accept the reality, the better you will be. And just for the record, if Arsenal happen to win the title this year then I will end all my posts here with “I am a fool, Wenger is my daddy”.In fact you know what, I will do that even if we finish second. Fsck it, I am on a roll here, if we finish third up I will end all my posts with “I am a fool, Wenger is my daddy”

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