Posted on January 05, 2017 by ADMIN

Crucial month can see Arsenal top of EPL table

While a lot of Arsenal fans may be feeling that Arsene Wenger and the players have missed a trick by failing to win our away game at Bournemouth in order to capitalise on the very welcome defeat of the current Premier League leaders Chelsea last night, I look at things a different way.

If Arsenal had lost then it would have been different, but we did make up ground on Chelsea and I think that the morale boost that fighting back from what looked an unassailable 3-0 lead will have given the Gunners the impetus to go on and put a string of wins together.

Arsenal go to Chelsea a month from now and if things go our way we could go above them at Stamford Bridge. This is not a pipe dream as Chelsea have away games with Leicester and Liverpool coming up and they are only eight points ahead of us right now.

We have Swansea, Burnley and Watford before Chelsea and without the crazy fixture congestion and with our injury situation on the mend you would expect us to claim maximum points from those three matches. Tottenham’s win last night could be much more important than the three points dropped, as the Sky Sports report on the game says they were ‘forlorn and bewildered’ after Spurs scored their second.

What a difference a day or even 90 minutes can make in football. Can the coming month make all the difference to Arsenal in the race for the Premier League title?

Bob.

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11 thoughts on “Crucial month can see Arsenal top of EPL table

  1. Ks-Gunner

    Dont jump ahead of your self. mr who ever wrote this. Mistake not but understand that Arsenal side is only cabable to fight for the 4th place and nothing more.

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  2. Twig

    Worryingly for Ozil, one could hardly say we missed him these past 2 games. However, everyone would agree we missed Cazorla! It appears Santi is the real linchpin of the Arsenal midfield.

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    1. AndersS

      Cazorla is a wonderful player and surely he is missed. However, our persistent problem for at least 10 years is our lack of defending as a team. We give too many chances and too many goals away. Cazorla can’t fix that, only the manager.

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  3. Twig

    We need our injured players back first and foremost. You can’t win the league with broken legs and pulled hamstrings 😛

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  4. Wayne Barker

    Are we in the title race ? yes , But so are other 5 teams. Arsenal fans have the right to dream and right optimistic articles but truth to be told off the 6 teams we are 4th or 5th favourite . The other thing that bothers me very much is we should not be behind spurs . I know this may hurt many but I don’t care but spurs are playing much better football and are gaining respect . Henry was spot on when he said as an arsenal it’s hard ti digest when you see Tottenham in last 3 or 4 years have more respect from other top club ,’s personnel compared to arsenal. And even scarier part is the only reason some still respect us is because of Wenger other than that Arsenal FC has become a joke club.

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  5. RSH

    Even if we had won against Bournemouth and Chelsea had lost, it wouldn’t have made a difference. This team is too mentally fragile to win any major title. Scared of topping to the table.

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  6. citrenoogeht

    For me the it is always the next game that is the most crucial. However between now and when we play Chelsea (4/2/17,) these will be the following fixtures between the top six teams:

    Chelsea
    Liverpool vs Chelsea

    Liverpool
    Man UTD vs Liverpool
    Liverpool vs Chelsea

    Tottenham
    Man City vs Tottenham

    Man City
    Man City vs Tottenham

    Man UTD
    Man UTD vs Liverpool

    We are currently only one point behind City and Tottenham and two points behind Liverpool. If we win all of our games and beat Chelsea, I predict that we will be at least second in the league and no more than a few points behind the league leaders…game on!

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    1. arsenalfan1

      Until we change that dope of a manager we have there is no such thing as ‘game on’ for Arsenal.

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      1. citrenoogeht

        Like you I have often been frustrated by Wenger’s seemingly lack of tactical acumen whilst he sits on his hands whilst other managers remonstrate with their teams and react to situations by changing things. However, the one thing that I saw in our fight back from being 3 – 0 down was a passion to fight. Now if those players are not playing for their manager then they must have been playing for their own personal pride. Whatever it was/is it is that quality that a team needs to win a championship. Therefore, I conclude by saying in spite of our manager we still have a chance.

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  7. Wilshegz

    we need to get someone in to replace Santi cos he wnt be back till February n then needs 6weeks of training, so that’s approx. March

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  8. kelleson

    The problem of Arsenal for droping point is simply our lineup, when u start player who have no pace in the attack it destroy the game. Until wenger stop using Giroud to start our match we will not do well in the league, it make us to be preditable, Giroud should start from the bench. If we can keep on with Welbeck/Theo, Sanchez, Lucas/Ox we can defeat any team with their pace. And also excluding Ramsey from the starting lineup, we will defeat any team both in premiership or even in champions league

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