Posted on January 17, 2016 by ADMIN

Is victory really vital for Arsenal at Stoke?

Arsenal got away with conceding a late equaliser away to Liverpool in midweek, although it was a bitter pill to swallow for the Gunners, because our main Premier League title rivals Man City had been held to a draw themselves by Everton.

This weekend, however, has seen Man City go ahead of Arsenal on goal difference and that has certainly cranked up the pressure on us to get a positive result today from a fixture that has not been very kind to Arsenal recently, with just one win from seven attempts.

That is why I am asking whether it is absolutely necessary for the Gunners to come back to north London with all three points today. After all, a point will put Arsenal back on top of the Premier League table and although it would be nice to have a bigger lead on Man City, this month was always looking like a big test for us.

A draw today and a win at home to Chelsea next weekend will ensure that Arsenal finish the month in pole position and that, at the end of the day, is all that matters. Of course we want to win but I think it is more important not to lose, don’t you?

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25 thoughts on “Is victory really vital for Arsenal at Stoke?

  1. Fatboy Gooney

    To be crowned champions, you must have a winning mentality with the actions to back that up!
    This is Stoke City away and not any of the top four team’s, where it would be acceptable to come away with a point.

    Yes, our past records have not been good there,
    But the past is in the past and thats where it remains,
    In the here and now, we go to Stoke to get all the points!
    No buts and No excuses are acceptable,
    If we are serious about winning the premier league this season, then it is Vital to win every game that we play.

    Over to you now Arsenal,
    show us that you mean business!

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    1. muffdiver

      fatboys fatboys what u gonna do, what u gonna do when they come eat u

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      1. juhislihis

        Absolutely vital to win all of our games. We have seriously difficult away games coming up.

        That being said Stoke have beaten Chelsea, United and City at home with ease. We have to be patient, dig deep and frustrate Stoke. They are an attacking team so there will be space.

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      2. Fatboy Gooney

        @ Egg McMuffins

        I will lay back and think of England,
        That’s what I will do!!
        There’s plenty of my chubby for everyone 😉

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      Is victory really vital for Arsenal at

      Very UseLess Question!……go for anything short of a win and get the answer for urself..

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  2. Davros


    Man City have seemed to found their form, especially Aguero who in my opinion is the best CF in the premier league (Still remember his 5 goals in one match).
    Also Leicester are showing no signs of deteriorating.

    We need to have a winning mentality. We are entering the final 3 months of the season so we shouldn’t go to matches in a row without winning

    Last week we could have increased our lead but blew it.

    If we win today, we will regain our 2 points lead over Leicester and 3 points lead over Man City.

    Mathematically we would still be in it with a loss or draw but we will be going backwards, not forwards

    Let’s just win and remain clear leaders on the table

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  3. Drew

    YES, we need 3 points. Leicester and Man City are hot on our tails. I think we will only win the leage if we take points off the top 6 teama AND collect MAXIMUM points against the likes of Stoke. I mean we are the bigger team aren’t we???

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  4. Fatboy Gooney

    There’s some Bull💩 rumours doing the rounds on tweeter,
    Saying that Ozil is out injured 😲
    Just hoping that it is Bull!!!!…. Some saying out for 6 weeks!

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Ooooops! …. I forgot to mention that Ozil missed training yesterday!

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      1. JJT

        Ozil isn’t in the starting line up or on the bench… This doesn’t look good!

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  5. Robin Vanpayslip

    From Tours to Stoke: the story behind the target man that could

    Coming soon………….

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  6. vinie2000

    OMG i just saw the line up..NO OZIL..We knew it as soon as he gets injured and alexis too we are out of it..Fingers cross the ENGLISH players to rise up today..

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    1. muffdiver

      u mean gibbs ox and theo?

      are most inconsistent players this season.

      yeah good one

      joel cambell to save us !!

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  7. vinie2000

    OX as n10 today..GO HELP US..not what you expected when you want to win the EPL.

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  8. SoOpa AeoN

    what does this mean?……….when did ozil get injured?………….

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  9. vinie2000

    Team to play Stoke: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Flamini, Campbell, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Walcott, Giroud.

    Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gabriel, Gibbs, Elneny, Arteta, Iwobi.
    WHAT A BENCH..very poor for BIG TEAM like us..comparing to Shity and excuses..IF Wenger bring Gibbs and arteta in today I will become one of the WENGER OUT supporters..Lack of quality on the bench has been there for years now.

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