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Europa League flops take the heat off Arsenal

It does not make the shocking Arsenal performance against Monaco on Wednesday night any better. Only a fantastic night in the principality in a few weeks or a bottle of whisky will do that. But I must admit that it cheered me right up when I saw that both Liverpool and our north London rivals Tottenham had also fluffed their lines and gone crashing out of the Europa League.

Arsenal get Champions League backing from VERY odd source

It comes with the territory I suppose and is probably the case with most local rivals, but the manager´s of Arsenal and Tottenham have often had little spats and obviously a great deal of rivalry. In recent years, of course, that has meant Arsene Wenger against a long line of coaches that have tried, with some coming very close but all failing, to finish above the Gunners in the Premier League.

STARK warning about the dangers of Arsenal missing top four!

There is a theory that having no miweek European games whatsoever could be a helping hand for a Premier League title challenge, but Arsenal are highly unlikely to find out, at least not in the next year anyway. It would take a collapse in the order of the England cricket team for the Gunners to finish so low that we do not even get into the Europa League.

But Arsenal simply must continue our fantastic run of qualifying for the Champions League. It is not just that the UCL is a lot more glamorous and more lucrative than it’s less impressive relative either, although that is a big factor and can make the difference between being able to sign the players you really want in the sumer transfer window.

This could be a GREAT weekend for Arsenal

Obviously what we all want as Arsenal fans is for the Gunners to go away to Crystal Palace and pick up all three points with lots of goals, a clean sheet and no more injuries. And we might well do that if we play to our strengths and do not take the game for granted, or have one eye on the visit of French club Monaco for the Champions League clash on Wednesday.

Wenger calls for Arsenal to go for the throat tonight

Despite the fact that Arsenal have a much stronger defensive line-up now available and have proved that we can defend well, not conceding a single goal in the three Premier League games before the derby loss, Arsene Wenger accepts that the Gunners cannot just sit back.

The manager admitted that Arsenal did that after taking the lead at White Hart Lane and that attitude is a big reason why we ended up on the wrong end of the result. So his words, reported by Arsenal.com, before the Gunners take on bottom club Leicester City at the Emirates stadium tonight, were a reminder to the players not to sit on a lead.

Arsenal MAY now need to remain UNBEATEN! Can we?

One more league defeat could ruin Arsenal by DN

After the fall-out of Arsenal losing to the spuds on Saturday, I think we can all agree that our hopes of the Premier League are gone and that the remaining Premier League games are all about getting the Gunners into the top four and staying there.

But that is not looking like an easy task by any means and will probably require the sort of late run we had two seasons ago rather than a repeat of last season when Arsenal took a pathetic 22 points from the last 14 matches in the league. That would leave us on the same 64 points that United got last season. Worried yet?

Is Wenger right to take pressure off Arsenal players?

Arsene Wenger has always had his own way of doing things. And while some of the Arsenal fans have full faith in the Frenchman to get it right, another section believes that he has just been stumbling about in the dark in recent years.

The next few months look like being as big a test of his managerial abilities as any and could make one of those fan factions much bigger than the other. Our manager seems to be taking a different approach to his rivals in the fight for a top four Premier League finish and we will have to see whose methods are most effective.

Wenger tells Spurs to CALM DOWN about beating Arsenal

We have been here before Arsenal fans, although our victories in all three north London derbies last season meant that we had a year off from the usual crazed mutterings from those at White Hart Lane. But after their narrow win over the Gunners, (it was only 2-1 with the winner scored in the 87th minute despite what some spuds would have you believe) they seem to be getting a bit ahead of themselves again.

Arsenal boss shows TRUE class with Spurs and Kane statement

It could not have been easy for Arsene Wenger to face the press after seeing his Arsenal side struggle and eventually lose against our fierce local rivals Tottenham in the north London derby yesterday. But that is one of the things you have to do, unless you decide to throw the dummy out of the pram like Jose Mourinho or Alex Ferguson have done in the past.

Late goals twist the knife in Arsenal´s EPL weekend

It was bad enough for Arsenal fans to take that we lost the north London derby to the spuds on Saturday, but then the football gods conspired to make sure that our loss was compounded by the results of our rivals to leave the Premier League table looking pretty bad from an Arsenal point of view.

And it could have been so much better for the Gunners if only football matches were just a little bit shorter. Harry Kane´s second goal was scored with less than three minutes on the clock. I am not saying that we would have scored but it would have been nice to get a bit longer to pick ourselves up and have a go.

Arsenal star’s reaction to derby loss shows RIGHT spirit

There is a saying that Arsenal fans might want to think about as we try to get over the pain of losing to our north London rivals Tottenham for the first time since goals from Bale and Lennon beat us at White Hart Lane nearly two years ago. The saying goes, ‘show me a good loser and I will show you a loser’.

Arsenal don’t need to worry about Spurs! – says Wenger

It is always hard to feel anything positive when Arsenal lose. And when that loss comes at the hands of our old enemies from north London then it is even harder to take. And maybe we have got a little too complacent after beating the spuds in all three games last season, so this was a real kick in the teeth.

But after licking my wounds, having a few drinks and feeling sorry for myself for a while, I can look at the game and where it leaves Arsenal with a bit more objectivity. It looks bad for us right now because the loss drops us back into 6th and sees Spurs go one point above us.