According to almost any pundit who you care to listen to, Arsenal have as much chance of winning the Premier League title this season as Sam Allardyce does of being given the Real Madrid job. They have been saying this all season, however, and their reasons have all come and gone, with Arsenal stubbornly remaining on top.
Arsene Wenger has brought a new meaning to the old song “Boring, Boring, Arsenal” as we had to sit and watch 11 Gunners passing the ball from one end of the pitch to the other and then back again over and over and over! Wenger thinks that it was a mental problem. He said: “I put it down to psychological reasons and to the fact that we didn’t want to be stupid.
Arsenal kept up the great Premier League form with a hard fought win away to West Brom, making it six wins from the last seven and ratcheting up the pressure on Chelsea and Tottenham in the race for the Champions League positions. Arsene Wenger was understandably pleased with many aspects of the performance today, but he had special praise for the performance of Rosicky and the fighting spirit shown by the whole team.
Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal team saved once again by his Spanish midfielder scoring the winning goal in the 85th minute against Aston Villa yesterday, and again raising spirits in the Gunners dressing room once again after two disastrous defeats. He has now scored 9 goals from midfield and usually crucial ones as well!
TEAM JACK by AS
All of us have been watching yet another year of our Arsenal team cleaning their dressing rooms and going back home, not just empty handed, but begging for a 4th place in the league with the likes of Tottenham , Everton and lately Liverpool all trying to knock us off our pedestal.
Thomas Vermaelen was understandably disappointed with the way Arsenal played against Southampton at St. Mary’s yesterday, and the Arsenal captain knows that the whole team need to improve in the next game. He is not too worried, however, because of the previous four league games, which we won should give the players plenty of belief that the Saints game was just a blip.
Arsenal fans may have thought that things could not get any worse after Tuesday,s humiliating exit from the Capital One cup, but the captain of Bradford City, Gary Jones, has rubbed some salt vigorously into our wounds by stating that their last game, against 10 man Torquay United, was a tougher test of their resolve.
Vito Mannone has played almost every match in goal for Arsenal this season due to Szczesny’s injury, and he has been immensely impressed with the way we have played. So much so that he fully believes that the Gunners have what it takes to go all the way and lift the Premiership trophy for the first time since 2004.