Posted on January 28, 2018 by ADMIN

February Review – Arsenal have a VERY challenging month coming up

Arsenal head to Swansea on Tuesday with a win desperately needed to keep track with the teams ahead of us in the race for Fourth Place. Thanks to a couple of results this week we are currently only 3 points below Tottenham who are 5th, and 5 points behind Liverpool in 4th.

Considering our away form has been absolutely useless this season, the three points are far from guaranteed in Wales on Wednesday, but we should have less trouble when we face Everton, who are without a win in their last 7 games, at the Emirates next Saturday.

Then the fun begins the following Saturday, the 10th of Feb, when we travel to Wembley for the massive derby against Tottenham. A crucial game in the top Four race.

The next two Thursdays are taken up with the two-leg knockout Europa League matches against Ostersund. The first leg is in Sweden and they are unbeaten there in this competition, beating teams like Hertha Berlin, PAOK and Galatasaray as they qualified easily. We could do with at least a draw before taking them back to the Emirates on Thursday the 22nd.

Just a few days later, on Sunday 25th, we have the League Cup Final against Manchester City. This is a competition Wenger has never won, but with our great Wembley record we could have a chance in this one. Whatever the result, on the following Thursday we have to play them again. This time at the Emirates. After that game we have a much better idea of where we are likely to end up at the end of the season…..

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10 thoughts on “February Review – Arsenal have a VERY challenging month coming up

  1. Eddy Hoyte

    Why do u get this feeling that Ozil is quietly watching to see if the club will try to bring in a good player now that Mhiki is here?
    Like waiting to see a signing like Auba or someone more before putting pen to paper because he’s not ready to continue with this weak team every season.

    If we don’t sign Auba I can’t see Ozil staying…. and if we do sign Auba, we’ll have to promise Ozil and the team that we’ll get good reinforcements for our midfield and defense this coming summer.
    And oh please why ain’t talking bout it?
    we need a new keeper too, Cech is done___say whatever you want but he’s past it

    1. Shortboygooner

      Yup I agree. And who can blame him. Arsenal is a great loveable club. But we really do need to step it up a bit. I do think aubambeyang will change things. Teams will fear him and I think he will make the runes and movements that will free up lacca as well.

      This arsenal drop and fall from grace can be salvaged. But we do need to invest amd keep players like ozil

  2. Quantic Dream

    We must win the EFL surely! That an Europa league trophy will be a truly beautiful achievement that will open the door for uefa super cup and more trophies to come!

  3. barryglik

    Normally February signals the end
    of Arsenal’s title aspiration and
    we crash out of the ECL round of 16.
    City won the league in early October.
    The other “top” teams are left to scramble
    for the Mighty Mickey and the fabulous F’all cup
    till the Man Qatar-City coronation in May.
    The fight for 2/3/4 is the real PL interest now.
    The Europa is for losers from the ECL group stage
    and Champions of nobody leagues.
    Transfer windows and Wenger’s future have become
    the most interesting part of the Arsenal season 🙁

    1. khitb77

      If you win the Europa League then you qualify for the Champions League, therefore writing it off as a competition is a bit daft.

      It’s Arsenal’s best hope of Champions League qualification. It’s also a trophy that would help improve our dismal record of European trophies. In my opinion, we need to go all out to win it this season.

  4. Arsenogenic

    In spite of all the poison surrounding Arsenal from from its own fans, I think brighter days are just ahead.

    If we can somehow get our transfer target in, and manage to gel, I think we might just cause serious problems to everybody we meet before the season’s end.

  5. gmv8

    Maybe we can sell off Kroenke to Manure, Citeh et al – probably our best hope of getting in the top 4 at the moment …

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