Arsenal are back and slap bang in EPL title race

It was certainly a good day for Arsenal fans yesterday and our hopes of ending our long wait for another Premier League trophy to celebrate. The Gunners were just a few minutes from moving to within a single game of the current league leaders Man City, but unfortunately they grabbed a 90th minute goal away to Crystal Palace.

With a totally dominant performance against Stoke City, however, Arsenal fans can be happy that the real Gunners are back and have put our strangely uncertain start of the season behind us and look forward with real optimism. With Jose Mourinho┬┤s Chelsea team in all sorts of trouble, we will head to Stamford Bridge with confidence and a great chance to deepen their pain and open up a nine point gap on the champions.

And with City picking up injury problems to key players like Aguero, Silva and Sterling, we can hope that their 100 percent record in the league will soon disappear. Liverpool are looking in disarray and despite their win yesterday, Man United are still not very impressive.

All in all, Gooners, it does seem as though Arsenal are very much in this title race and if our strikers sharpen up and start to finish more of the many chances we are creating, could this be our year?


      1. People can complain about midfielders out of position whenever they like, I too prefer speedy widemen, but the fact that we have created more chances than any other side has to go some way to proving Wenger correct. We are missing all these glorious opportunities but surely that too must improve.

        1. Getting another striker was always more debatable as we had at least two first team players wanting to play striker, inspite of the lack of goals, and Theo is definitely not the finished product at the moment.

          However, where I can never agree with Wenger, and what I see as complete lunacy, was not getting another DM. If we hadn’t had a strong DM in the game against Stoke, the game and possibly the result would’ve been completely different. Coq showed how essential he was in the game, and with him skating perilously close to missing games through suspension or injury early on in the season, playing without a proven DM is a risk we don’t need to take as we have more than enough budget to get one.

        1. I agree everyone has shockers every now and then, but I would love to have had Griezmann in our ranks. That’s all

    1. What get’s me is that the spuds take on every other teams signature team, substitute in their name, and think it’s their own. They’re even playing that incredibly cringeworthy Manure song at their stadium, making it sound even more cringeworthy. Why can’t they make up something of their own?

      They’ll be singing ‘I’m forever blowing spuds’ soon…..

  1. According to some here, everyone bar arsenal is shit. If united are not impressive then we are ven worse. Atleast they beat liverpool and scored 3 past them and well we could have even lost to them looking at our first half performance against them when we played them.

    Surely am glad we are winning but let us not get carried away and undermine other teams.

    1. We were shit against West Ham, better against Palace, shit against Liverpool in the first half and played against a 10 man Newcastle for the majority of the match. Stoke to me was our first convincing performance. Speaking for myself if we show up we should be capable of beating Utd home and away and I don’t care how much they put past Liverpool. Same goes for Spurs.

      1. Theres a big difference in being capable and actually defeating. Last season they beat us at emirates and then they dominated most of the game in old trafford tie in May only for their players to get injured and taking advantage of that. The only victory we had was thanks to a United player’s error and ref sending off di maria.

        Yes we are capable of beating but whether we actually can is a big question. Dont forget when we were on our top of the game two seasons ago yet we couldnt beat Moyes’s United and were the only big clubs to lose to them. So dont go too ahead of yourslef

  2. Yes we are in the thick of things, but we cannot lose focus and must remain consistent! Main objective “keep on winning and grinding out results”! Coyg!

  3. City are looking very tidy right now, but we seen already how Agueros fitness cannot be relied on and we know he is a big loss to that side. When they hit a bad spell we need to make sure we are still within touching distance ..vital that we are. The amount of chances we are creating is brilliant, but when games get tougher we need to not be wasteful. Sanchez I wouldn’t worry about am sure he’ll find his shooting boots soon enough. Walcott needs to step up more, we know he is better than that. Usually a very confident finisher is Theo so maybe letting too many things run through his mind from starting new position. Still, he’s getting in the right areas and making some fine runs, as his confidence grows so too will his numbers. Have to say, for a team that nowhere near full flow yet we are racking up the chances.

  4. How’s old Harry Kane doing so far this season? At least Giroud already has 2 to his name yet he gets stick every time you blink your eyes…

    1. you are comparing a 22 year old player who only had 49 appearance for his club with an almost 29 years old player who had 102 appearance for his club.Ehhmn okay.

  5. OT
    Another good game, some good saves and a clean sheet for our Wojciech Szczesny. He is doing quite well.

  6. Arsenal have the worst goal to shots ratio in Europes top five leagues
    1. Arsenal 22.4 shots per goal

    But calm down, look whos 2-5 on the very same list
    2. Bayern Munich 21.3
    3. Real Madrid 21
    4. Roma 19.3
    5 Napoli 19.3

  7. What if Giroud comes on from the bench in the next few games? He tends to score every time he starts from the bench. COYG

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