Arsenal have a big run of games ahead as the chase for the Champions League places hots up. We face QPR today, Wigan on Tuesday week, and then the nail-biting away game at Newcastle on the last day of the season. All of these are very winnable games, with Wigan having only won two of their last six games, Newcastle have won just once and today’s opponents QPR are winless in their last six.
Arsenal soon to be a non-top 4 team? Don’t count on it by Matt
Today Arsenal faces their biggest challenge for the remainder of the season in a game that could decide their Champions League fate. For years now pundits have predicted that Arsenal were soon to be a non-top 4 team. That their decline was inevitable and that they would have to make way for one of the up and comers like Manchester City.
The internet was buzzing yesterday, with lots of Arsenal websites and blogs running the story suggesting that the deal to bring Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal had been agreed between Fiorentina and the Gunners, while personal terms with the Montenegrin striker had also been sorted out. The only thing holding back the announcement, according to the rumours, was the wishes of the Serie A club and it’s manager. Apparently, Vincenzo Montella was worried about the news unsettling his players and the fans as they push hard for a finish that will see them qualify for the Champions League next season.
Only Thirty Eight games will prove who’s best between Arsenal and Tottenham by GP
Dear Gooners, Although I have been very critical of our manager and team this season, I would like to offer you all words of encouragement.
The only thing that makes this defeat worse is the opposition.
Lukas Podolski knows how big the North London derby is for the Arsenal fans on Sunday, but he doesn’t think that the result will finally decide which teams go into the Champions League next season. He knows that playing away at a Top Four team is never going to be easy, but, as he points out, there is still a long way to go in this League campaign….
Arsene Wenger has been charged with getting Arsenal into the Champions League places every season, and the position has now been renamed as “The Wenger Cup”. Last season the Gunners just scraped into the Champions League, but now for the first time in 16 years it looks like this position could be in serious danger of slipping away from him.
March is crunch time for Arsenal by JG
It is strange, but always the case, that there are certain parts of the season that are crucial, not only for the teams at the bottom trying to stay in the premier League, but also for teams trying to win the league.
Now we all know that Jack Wilshere is Arsenal through-and-through, but could he really be serious that he believes that Arsenal can still win the title, despite being 18 points behind Man United in eighth place right now, in fact we are only nine points above the relegation places!