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Is League Cup exit now a blessing for Arsenal?

It is becoming ever more unlikely that Arsenal will be able to mount a serious title challenge in the Premier League this season, failing to capitalise on a first defeat of the season for Chelsea being the latest low point in an already disappointing season.

And with it looking likely that the Gunners will draw another one of Europe’s top clubs like Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the first knockout phase of the Champions League, our hopes of another trophy seem to rest on the defence of the FA cup. So to say that our early exit from the Capital One cup is a blessing seems strange, I know.

Rival boss reckons Arsenal title challenge is ON! Really?

While it is true that a club’s own fans, with Arsenal no exception, can often see their beloved club and players with rose tinted glasses, especially during a game when we see fouls and bad decisions against us that may not really be there and think our own players are judged too harshly, the opposite can be true as well.

Some of the harshest critics of Arsenal Football Club, Arsene Wenger and individual players are often the Arsenal fans ourselves. So while the media may be praising the Gunners today for the fight, spirit and determination needed to keep pushing a strong Southampton side and grab a last minute winner, a lot of us Gooners think we should have secured the points much earlier.

Wenger – Title race is FAR from over!

Most Arsenal fans and just about every pundit in the world is convinced that no-one can stop Chelsea from winning the Premier League this season, and even Arsene Wenger said that they were practically unstoppable recently.

Le Prof was slammed on this website for giving up so early in the season, and now it seems that he has changed his tune after Sunderland managed to restrict Jose Mourinho’s team to a 0-0 draw this weekend.

Why Arsenal owe Man City thanks for 2 BIG favours!!

Arsenal should thank Man City by Sam P

I know that I am one of the more optimistic fans in the global Arsenal family and I am definitely in the minority here, but I have not yet given up on the Gunners winning the Premier League title. I know that Chelsea looked unstoppable while Arsenal were dropping further and further behind, but last season showed that the lead can change hands quite easily and a good run or bad run of games can have a huge effect.

Why Arsenal fans should NOT give up on EPL title yet!!

Yes I know that Arsenal have not exactly looked like title winners so far this season. And even when we have had a bit of luck or put a few results together, the hoped for momentum has been lost soon after. But although it looks like Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team, currently 11 points ahead of Arsenal, have got one hand on the Premier League trophy, it is not over yet.

Arsenal set to sign Premier League giant?

Now I know that we are going through a boring international beak, but the latest Arsenal transfer rumour seems like a desperate attempt to fill the back pages of the tabloids.

The Express are reporting that the Gunners are going to bring in the brilliant Petr Cech from Chelsea in January, and the only basis I can see for them to suggest this is because Thibault Courtois said that IF he was Cech he would leave Chelsea to play first team football.

Arsenal should go in for wantaway £19m Real Madrid defender?

If the reports coming out of Spain are true, then Arsenal should already be on the phone to Real Madrid and Arsene Wenger should be ringing up silent Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis to get them to release a bit more money for the January transfer business.

And it is not as if £19 million is all that much anyway, especially when it is for a player like the France international centre back Rafael Varane. But that is what Real Madrid are looking for in order to release the talented young defender, according to a Daily Express report.

What Arsenal can expect and hope for after internationals

Although it would have been a whole lot better for Arsenal if we had gone into the current two week international break on a high instead of on the back of two disappointing results, it still comes at a good time for the Gunners, giving Arsene Wenger and his players a valuable bit of breathing time to recover and refocus for the rest of the season ahead.

Arsenal can and MUST take advantage of rivals’ woes

Despite a slow start to the season, Arsenal seem to have got away with it to a certain extent. Apart from Chelsea, none of our main Premier League rivals have really got it together either. So the Gunners have a great chance and all the encouragement needed to step up against Swansea and go into the international break just a point behind the reigning champions Man City.

City were awful today and lucky to get a point at QPR, just as Liverpool have lost it and Man United were lucky to scrape a home win against Crystal Palace. Louis van Gaal and his little boy striker will certainly not be coming to the Emirates with any form or confidence in a couple of weeks time.

Calm Down!! At least Arsenal WILL qualify in Champions League

I think that Arsenal fans have perhaps been a little bit spoiled by the fact that Arsene Wenger has always managed to get the Gunners into and then out of the group stages of the Uefa Champions League. I was just as frustrated as anyone when we threw away a three goal lead against Anderlecht on Tuesday, but at least we are still in a great position to qualify.

Wenger – Don’t write Arsenal off for the title!

There is little reason that Arsenal can’t manage their third win in a row tomorrow when they face Burnley, despite an ever-lengthening injury list, so Arsene Wenger is trying to gee the remaining players up by saying that Arsenal can still catch Chelsea in the race for the Premiership title.

Arsenal are currently 20/1 to win the title with Chelsea very short favourites, but enger says these prices are false. He said today: “I don’t write ourselves off, we can do it.

“[The title odds] don’t consider who we played, the quality of the other teams, missing players.

Luck is WITH Arsenal but MUST not be wasted!!

I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I think we should be feeling pretty lucky right now. Arsenal have had plenty of bad luck, but to find ourselves just off the top four and ahead of our big rivals Liverpool and Man United and just three points behind Man City after the way we have started the reason is a huge bonus.