Oh how the football media and fans of rival clubs have milked the fact that Arsenal have had a bad month and dropped to fourth place in the Premier League table. There have been reports about groundhog day and plenty of talk about it being the same old story for Arsenal. And one of the things hitting Arsenal fans the hardest is that our north London rivals Tottenham have gone ahead of us in the table for the first time this season.
Well I am here to tell you all not to panic and to introduce a bit of common sense and to remind you that there is another side to this story. For one thing, Spurs are only above us on goal difference and if the Gunners have a recent history that looks like a broken record, finishing fourth so often that it was dubbed the Wenger trophy, fair enough.
Do not forget that the one part of that history that has never changed under the long reign of our manager Arsene Wenger is that wherever we have finished, it has been higher than the spuds. Not that they have never been above us in the table, because they have been a fair few times, but that it has always been the lilywhites that end up waving the white flag and faltering towards the end of the season.
I know that Arsenal are in a bad place right now and the spuds are loving life, but we have been here a few times before and I know that Arsenal are too good to stay on this run. Are they good enough and mentally strong to keep up their remarkable run? History says no and so do I. I have already placed my order for this year’s St. Totteringham’s day. How about you?