Despite the fact, we finally showed some character and fight against City, we still have to look realistically at our season, which even if we win the FA cup would still be bad overall. Our collapse this season was bigger than previous years. The way fans turned on the manager and the players has never been seen before.
But still there is a microscopic chance that we might reach fourth. The only way this will happen is if we win all our games, which do include Tottenham away and Man Utd on a good run with a certain Mourinho in charge, but it all starts with reigning Champions Leicester who’ve also rediscovered some better results and it will be a difficult one.
I reckon we will stick with the 3 at the back, because it worked and Arsene likes sticking to things, for example one formation for 20 years, late substitutions and complete power! But that aside, there is no real reason to change it, because it worked. For me the real issue wasn’t the formation, it was our attitude.
We were so sloppy in some games and the formation doesn’t defend corners or leave 3 West Brom players alone on the ball. Anyway, we are still in a huge mess and like every game from now on, we cannot afford not to win. Especially with the fact Tottenham are doing great, we really cannot afford anything but a win, before facing them.
And like I said before, if we dare lose one game all the hate will be back on. It was nice to see some smiles on fan faces after City, but we’ve not yet won anything and the Champions league is more likely gone than not, so unless we start producing winning performances in big games, and big games are coming thick and fast, we may find ourselves where we were just a week ago.
There at least some positives from our last game and hopefully with the right attitude, we will overcome Leicester, but we’ve been so inconsistent this season, you never know which Arsenal will appear. This weekend is the big one, but before that we need to beat Leicester so bad. Hopefully we’ll do it.