Arsenal are back in pole position for a top three finish in the Premier League after both Leicester and Southampton did us a big favour today by taking points off the two Manchester clubs. But will Arsenal grab the chance to finish the season in a strong way and at least take the positive of not finishing lower than last time and earning an automatic place in the Champions League group stage?
I very much doubt whether the attempt by Arsene Wenger to curtail the planned protest from Arsenal fans today will have any effect, unless his ill advised decision to suggest that the Gunners’ failures at home were down to the atmosphere created by the fans rather than their lack of grit, ability, spirit or tactics actually make the protest bigger and louder than it would have been.
I have absolutely no problem with the protests planned by Arsenal fan groups for the home game against Norwich City tomorrow. Despite counting myself on the side of those fans that still respect the prof for his years of service I do agree that something has to change and it is our right to let the club know how we feel.
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Arsene Wenger might be saying that Arsenal are still fighting for the Premier League title, but who really believes him? We do still have a chance of catching and finishing above our north London rivals Tottenham, which would be nice but not really all that important in the grand scheme of things other than keeping our long held bragging rights over the spuds.
Arsenal still have targets by Sam P
There will be much wailing and hand-wringing that Arsenal's season has now definitely come to an unhappy conclusion as the gap to Leicester City now looks insurmountable, but with six games to go Arsenal still have much to play for. There is still the possibility that Leicester and Tottenham could lose every game from now on, but for the moment we are just 3 points behind Tottenham and getting above them must be our first target.
I can perfectly understand the attitude of most Arsenal fans in throwing their hands up and abandoning any lingering hopes that the Gunners could mount a stirring comeback in the Premier League title race. After all, most of us had already given up before the game against West Ham.
We will have to wait and see how things pan out in East London at the weekend, and Arsenal wwill need to play well to come back with all three points from our Premier League clash away to West Ham United, but I do have a feeling that, for a change, things are going our way ahead of this crucial game.