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Arsenal’s terrible form against “tough opposition” revealed (5-year stats)

The Man City game was a one off! by ThirdManJW

Mourinho talking Arsenal AGAIN so who’s the VOYEUR?

We all know that the managers of Arsenal and Chelsea do not exactly get on and it is more than just the sort of professional rivalry that Arsene Wenger has had with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp and others since taking over as manager nearly 20 years ago.

And now, after the two had that bad tempered pushing exchange at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, Jose Mourinho has started again, talking about Wenger and Arsenal as he sat in the Sky Sports Goals On Sunday show. As reported by ESPN, the arrogant one just could not restrict himself to talking about things that concerned him, and had to get in a few digs at his rival.

Has Arsenal boss got it SPOT ON with referees?

There is no doubt that Arsenal got the rub of the green with a couple of key decisions in our away win over Crystal Palace yesterday. Arsene Wenger admitted as much himself and with what happened in another part of London yesterday, namely Stamford Bridge, the issue of referee decisions has been thrust into the spotlight again.

It makes me wonder whether the Arsenal boss has taken a conscious decision not to complain too much about decisions this season. He has certainly done so in the past and has fallen foul of the FA for it as well. And I do not think it gets you anywhere either.

Why it’s VITAL Arsenal make most of next few games

We are often told that a derby clash means that the form book goes out of the window and with Arsenal travelling to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham on Saturday, there is not that much difference in form or league position anyway. But I don’t think I am rare among Arsenal fans in feeling confident that the Gunners will get a result, because we are playing well all over the pitch and have a new solidity that makes us very hard to beat.

Have Arsenal now got the momentum for a title challenge?

Although some of the teams that are likely to be fighting Arsenal for a top four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League won this weekend, there was some good news for the Gunners. The fact that we scored five without reply against Aston Villa and then Shelvey scoring for Swansea means that we are only outside the top four of the Premier League by having a goal difference just one less than Southampton.

What result do Arsenal fans want between Chelsea and Man City?

The two big moneybags tems in the Premier League meet this afternoon at Stamford Bridge. We all hate Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, and Man City have snuck through to win the title twice in the last few years, but who do Arsenal fans want to win the game.

If Chelsea win they will go 8 points clear of their opponents in the title race, but it could reduce City’s lead over us to just five points, whereas a City win would leave a huge gap between the first two and the rest of us minnions…..

WOW! Stats show not even Barca have the attacking options of Arsenal

We already knew that Arsenal have a squad full of good attacking and creative players. The wealth of forwards available to Arsene Wenger now all our injury problems are on the wane was highlighted this month, as the Frenchman has allowed three strikers in Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski to leave the club on loan.

But it is not just our forward players who are a danger to opposing defences, as this stats report by Metro shows. In fact, it shows that nobody can match the Gunners when it comes to scoring options this season, as we have seen more of our players hitting the back of the net than any of our Premier League rivals, as well as the really big guns around Europe.

Has Arsenal boss started another row with Mourinho?

To be fair to Arsene Wenger he could have said a lot more to wind up Jose Mourinho. The Arsenal and Chelsea managers have a long history of falling out, making comments about each other and their respective clubs and even pushing each other around on the touchline, even though they claimed that they had put all their differences aside before the last clash at Stamford Bridge.

A Daily Express report reveals that Wenger has had his own say on the recent diving debate, which has been in all the papers after Mourinho went off on a rant about a perceived campaign against his Chelsea players after Cesc Fabregas was booked for diving.

So will Referees now APOLOGISE to Arsenal?

Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have been known to have a bit of a moan about the poor decisions by the match officials that go against us. And there are plenty of examples of that. I understand that smaller clubs feel that the bigger clubs get an unfair advantage from the referees and to be fair, it often looks like they are right.

But I don’t think that Arsenal get the same `generous decisions` that we have seen given to Chelsea, Man United and now Man City in recent years. I may be a touch biased of course. But maybe it is because Wenger may complain and point out the bad decisions but he does not go off on one and claim some sort of evil underhand conspiracy is being waged against the Gunners.

Wenger – The League table is very tight!

It doesn’t seem very long ago that Arsene Wenger practically conceded that Chelsea were nailed on to win the Premier League this season, although the Arsenal boss has also often stated that the title race is far from over despite Man City and Jose Mourinho’s men opening up a gap at the top.

Now that the Gunners are only a meagre(!) 15 points behind our London neighbours (and 12 behind City) Wenger has decided to relax his opinion on the state of the title race. He said on the Arsenal official website: “I don’t give importance to the table at the moment,”

What do Arsenal want for Christmas?

Well it is getting close to the end of another calendar year, when Arsenal fans will start to look back at 2014 and see what the year was like for those of the Gooneristic persuasion. All in all you would have to say pretty good, because the muppets in the football media can no longer ask Arsene Wenger and every Arsenal player they interview about da da daaa, `trophy drought`.

The year could have been better as well, of course, with us starting it on top of the Premier League table, but we did at least get in the Champions League again and most clubs would be happy to have a place in that competition as their christmas present.

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.