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Should Arsenal now see Liverpool as main rivals?

Arsenal were looking set to enjoy an almost perfect weekend in the Premier League, with Man United losing at Swansea, Tottenham dropping points at home to West Ham and Jose Mourinho left fuming as Burnley stole a point off Chelsea (not that we are in the title race but just because I don´t like them).

But Liverpool went and spoiled it by beating Southampton at St. Mary´s. Even though the Saints were the club that could have overtaken us with a win, the draw was really what we wanted. now it looks like Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool side could be the main threat to Arsenal finishing in the top four. United, the spuds and the Saints have all lost two and drawn one of their last six while we have just one defeat and Liverpool have only dropped two points.

Why Palace win could be IMMENSE for Arsenal

All Arsenal fans should be absolutely buzzing right now. It may not have been the most convincing win by the Gunners, but how often have we dominated games and not got the win? It really is starting to look like Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould (because I am sure our former defender has had a big part to play) have finally got Arsenal playing with the steeel we need to win these tough games.

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.

Arsenal in 3-way battle for Dutch star´s FREE transfer?

If there is any truth to the latest twist on one of the ongoing Arsenal transfer rumours, it will certainly add an extra bit of spice to what is already shaping up to be one o0f the most hard fought and hotly contested races for the Premier League top four ever.

The Gunners were already said to be in a direct contest with one big rival, Manchester United, for the signature of the Aston Villa and Holland international defender Ron Vlaar. So the football media were all thinking that whichever club secures a place in the Champions League, if it is only to be one of us, would have a big advantage when it comes to persuading Vlaar where to go.

Premier League results keep BIG pressure on Arsenal

There was very little for Arsenal fans to cheer about in the Premier League tonight. The only result that did Arsene Wenger and the Gunners any favours at all was the Southampton game against West Ham at St. Mary’s which ended in a draw.

That takes the Saints a point above the Gunners and they still have a slightly better goal difference than us. And with Man United managing to beat Burnley at Old Trafford, that drops us out of the top four again and piles the pressure on for what is looking like the closest and most contested race for the final Champions League places ever.

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.

Arsenal FAR from alone in fearing for top four finish

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.

Because apart from the league leaders Chelsea and the gloating spuds, no other team in the top half won their games either. That is why Arsenal fans are not alone in having very real fears about whether we will finish in the top four.

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.

Why Arsenal are under MASSIVE pressure for top four finish?

Okay Arsenal fans, we might still have a nice surprise in store from Arsene Wenger in the last few days of the January transfer window, but if not then we have at least signed a promising young defensive midfielder in Krystian Bielik and what seems to be a very good and versatile defender in Gabriel Paulista.

We also have Ozil and Walcott back, with Welbeck and the Ox due back in the next week or two, followed quickly by Jack Wilshere and that will leave just Arteta, Diaby and Debuchy in the treatment room. And we will need as many of our best players as possible as we are fighting on three fronts and are still sitting outside of the top four of the league.

Pressure GROWS on Arsenal after Liverpool result

Because of the inconsistent and shaky first half of the Premier League season that Arsenal have had, Arsene Wenger and the players will be painfully aware that there is not much room for manoeuvre left. The Gunners are already adrift of Chelsea and Man City at the top of the table, while we have somehow allowed Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United team to escape their own troubles unpunished and get to this weekend with a comfortable four point gap over us.

Why Arsenal must NOT wait until summer for DM transfer!

As well as there being hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with almost every central defender and central midfielder the media can think of, there have been a few reports that suggest Arsene Wenger may be trying to get one of the midfield player in on a temporary basis until the end of the season and then use the summer transfer market to bring someone in permanently.

I really hope this is not the case because it could turn out to be a disaster for the Gunners. The January transfer window may not be the best and you may have to pay a bit more to persuade a club to sell one of their stars halfway through the season, but there are some benefits as well.