Arsenal were the only team in the top half of the Premier League table to lose at the weekend, meaning that we lost ground on all of the teams fighting for the title or for a place in the Champions League for next season. While that added to the misery of losing a local derby, it could have been a lot worse.
Despite being four points clear at the top of the table, Arsenal are still not favourites to become the Premier League champions this season, although the odds are getting shorter with every victory and every test the Gunners come through. Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger are well used to being written off by the media and the bookmakers, but they don’t normally do the same thing with Manchester United, and Wenger feels they have got it wrong.
It was a good day in the Premier League for Arsenal today and they didn’t even have to play. Maybe the pressure that the Gunners had put on by winning again at Cardiff yesterday, but all of the rivals that were in action today, except for Man City, struggled.
Well, Arsenal fans, we are about halfway through the interlull and I don’t know about you lot, but I am suffering without my regular fix from the Gunners. Having said that though, I do think the players needed this time to rest and reflect on the season so far.
The Premier League is now more than a fifth of the way through, and Arsenal are showing no signs of taking their foot off the accelerator. In fact, by winning on Saturday, the Gunners went two points clear at the top of the table, thanks to Liverpool only getting a draw at Newcastle. And they got a penalty and played against 10 men for more than half of the game.
When I talk about a fast start for Arsenal, I am not talking about the individual games, but about the season as a whole. Before the Premier League even kicked off in August, I wrote about how we would need to really make the most of the opening ten games, and so far it is going great.
Arsenal haven’t seen anything yet! by Ash
Arsenal have had a fantastic season so far that has seen the North London club sustain their place at the top of the Premier League table for the second successive week. And although this may not be any mean feat for many clubs, to see Arsenal looking so impressive is nothing but promising for what we all hope will finally be a successful season for the Gunners.
The possibility of Cesc Fabregas coming back to Arsenal is one that almost all Gooners would relish, but how realistic is it? First of all it is almost certain that Manchester United have launched an opening offer of around 30 million euros for the Spain and Barcelona midfielder, but after that, the waters begin to get muddy.