Arsene Wenger has already admitted himself that Arsenal had to win all of the remaining Premier League games to have any chance of being champions and even that looked unlikely as Leicester City kept grinding out 1-0 wins and riding their luck. So I think we can all now finally stop hoping and accept that the EPL trophy is not coming to the Emirates at the end of the season.
And we hope that it is not coming to north London at all, because losing the league to Leicester would be bad but losing it to our local rivals Tottenham would be nothing short of a disaster. So I for one will be cheering for the Foxes as well as the Gunners from now on and unless their form and luck takes a massive downturn you would expect them to complete the fairytale.
Next up for Claudio Ranieri’s men is the trip to Sunderland. With the Black Cats fighting hard to save themselves from the drop this could be a very tough game but the spuds have a significant obstacle of their own to overcome with the visit of Manchester United.
Unless Tottenham win and Leicester lose, the gap will stay at a decent level of at least five points and possibly more with just five games left to play. But they do still have some hard games to play, with home games against West Ham and Everton and trips to Man United and Chelsea.
But if anything good is to come from Arsenal being held by the Hammers it might be a slight easing of pressure on the leaders which helps then to win at Sunderland tomorrow. And if they do then the pressure will transfer to our north London rivals and we may still be able to celebrate St. Totteringham’s day this season after all.
Let’s say relegation threatened Sunderland wins and Spurs draw/lose to United.
We would’ve actually gained 1 point on Leicester LOL
On positive note: we have scored 9 and conceded 3 in the last 3 games. Iwobi has scored 2 and assisted 2.
And West Brom just scored wow
andy carroll scored a 8 minute hat trick against us
andy carroll…ANDY CARROLL
hold me goonersaurus. hold me
@ muffdiver – very funny, laughed reading that
????……same Andy Carrol that had not started a game for them in like 7 games…..anybody remember my post from Monday morning when I said we have the habit of making the moat average of players look like an hybrid of Messi and Ronaldo? Well, there you go!!!!
I am getting very angry. I do not know who they are or who buys their tickets but their banner is sucking the life out of us. We are 3rd ahead of City, Chelsea, Liverpool and United and fighting. Cech is injured as are others but we are a great team. I saw the faces of these people and they are not our fans are they? Arsene is the best thing that ever happened to Arsenal and must stay. Under another manager we will not even get CL. Ask those other teams what that is like.
Only Arsenal can make Andy Carrol look like he was worth the 35mil Liverpool spent on him,we’ve seen this happen too many times with Wenger as manager we’ll never win the league FACT!
What did Wenger do wrong. We were so nervice of Carroll, every time we lost possession they broke fast.when we go from back it takes so long to get up there all this passing back across then back to keeper it looks woefull. Awobi should have gone left not Sanches when Walcott came on. Again Sanches had a great chance to score in the latter part but what does he do ,,wait for it he stops turns to go on his right. To me a footballer of his stranded should be able to score with both feet, well done Carroll and West Ham they played very fast and we will be remembered as the team that resurrected the old fashion striker. Forget about lg getting second is the goal and welcome back Ramsey, and Ellerny should have stayed on for Sanches. Did notice how lazy Ozil becomes when he loses the ball and Bellerin a bit so so just like Sanches blasts on the scene then becomes ordinary. We need at least 4 players in transfer window. Strong fast and can kick with both feet. CB
When we finish above Tottenham, we call it St. Totteringham’s day.
If we continue to play this way, and have the same old attitude during transfer windows, get ready to celebrate St. Arseringham’s day every year.
So, now we’ve reduced ourselves to hoping Tottenham falters. How much has Arsenal fallen?
I’ve been a Wenger critic for a while now. But Wenger’s not the one doing the playing on the field. If the players can not hold on to a two goal lead for 5 minutes, then they are not fit to wear the Arsenal shirt…Wenger’s fault or not.
By the way, commentators are supposed to be neutral…However, I’ve never heard a more partial group of commentators in my entire football life. Especially when Owen’s there.
Any way, not their fault. We should have won the game and laughed at their faces.
only Arsenal could make an average player like Carol look like a worldie. 8 minute hat-trick.
WENGER OUT, BILIC IN.
this team which is entirely wengers
has blown another title just like two years back
wenger 3 titles in 20 years.
wenger has won 0 in europe 20 years
its time for a change
…..which i know is not gonna happen.
i might aswell recite the film script from hellraiser 2
bloody cenobytes are more effective than this lot
WENGER OUT, BILIC IN. It is time for a change. It is the best for the club. Wenger should do the right thing. It is time to say goodbye Arsene. Please leave at the end of the season.
It’s so painful!
After today’s game, do you still doubt Payet is at the same level or better than Ozil?
or better yet is the difference 30 millions worth?
mesut was 42
ozil played fine, he was not the issue on the pitch, lets not rip apart the few great players we have, ask yourself, who would start on barcelona? i say bellerin and ozil and kos, no one else,
Ozil would not be a starter for Barca. They have a no.10 already 🙂
Btw Bellerin will play for Barca!
If not next year, then the season after or the one after that.
i have been hoping LC win and spurs drop points for weeks, the thought of spurs lifting the trophey kills me, then I thought, would the thought of spurs raising that trophey finally force the changes needed? still, can not imagine life w spuds winning it all, and I think they may, LC under pressure? man utd beats spurs tomorrow and we have to start thinking about 4th place… what a mess
Nothing new..different season same result.
West ham are unbeaten at home this season so a draw is not a bad result. However we had a bit of luck and were 2-0 up, so a draw is a bad result.
The problem is the many missed opportunities this season. Consistently we have lost or drawn games we should have won like swansea at home, manu b team away, liverpool away when winning with a few minutes to go. The list is endless. We have bottled it again.
I just hope we can hang on to third to guarantee CL football. It is probably best if we finish below tottenham and just make third. It may convince Kroenke to strengthen the team, perhaps he will realise that scraping in to the CL and bottling golden opportunities will not “grow the brand”.
Im for both to lose!
I just want this season to finish already!!! Same old story: injuries to key players, no goal scorers, no defence, no consistency, dropping points, embarrassing defeats (Southampton 4.0 wtf??!!) we always come close-ish but never close enough because they keep bottling it in games! Southampton home and away, man u away, west ham h? And away, LFC away, Swansea at home, Norwich, Stoke, these are just games off the top of my head lol all these dropped points, if we had just managed to scrape a win here and a draw there, we would be top by now!
I feel sorry for Ozil!! All those wasted chances! He should of broke King Henry’s record ages ago but so many missed opportunities! Granted he hasn’t assisted in a while and it’s up to him to improve but dayum! I hope if not this season, then next season he smashes the assists record on the way to us winning the title (I’ve been reading to many fairytales)