Can Arsenal do it? by Dboy
Taking into consideration the current log standings as well as form I’m not convinced whether Arsenal can beat Leicester to the title race. Looking at Spurs upcoming fixtures, we can agree that they will have a much tougher run in, than both Arsenal and Leicester. Spurs have to face Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea. I think they will drop some points and we might catch them. However it is the form of Leicester that we are worried about, and got us questioning- who can stop them?
Leicester has 7 games left to play with a potential 21 points up for grabs. They are currently on 66 pts. Their remaining fixtures include: Southampton (H); Sunderland (A); West Ham (H); Swansea (H); Man Utd (A); Everton (H) and Chelsea (A). I personally think based on their form they could drop 8 pts “given the worst case scenario”. If that be the case they will end on 79 pts.
Arsenal on the other hand may have an easier run. With fixtures like: Watford (H); West Ham (A); Crystal Palace (H); West Brom (H); Sunderland (A); Norwich (H); Man City (A); Aston Villa (H). Based on our current form, inconsistency, and some shocking home results, I predict we will drop at least 4 pts. Man City I believe pose a threat, because they will want to hold on to their top four spot. Based on our history, we tend to choke when it matters most. So a loss and a draw. Our defence off late is also not convincing. So I think we will come off with 20 pts from a potential 24 pts. We are on 55 pts currently, so we should end on 75 pts, a little short of Leicester City.
I think the Manager and some players should take the blame for another poor season if we don’t win the league. I personally don’t see us doing it. I don’t see any improvement in this team. What we should realize is that our rivals have weakened, and this is the season we should have taken advantage. So once again poor management and players who do not respect the jersey, has caused us another less-than-convincing season.
What do you think Gooners can we make it?