Arsenal to seal top spot after Man City’s Barca beating?

Arsenal have been sitting on top of the Premier League table quite a few times in recent years, but unfortunately for us it has not been the Gunners in top spot when it really counts, at the end of the season. Just a couple of years ago we had that painful stat that Arsenal spent more time at the top than all of our rivals combined but we did not claim the title.

Hopefully this season will be different, and once on top the Gunners will continue to show the maturity and resilience that has so far been a lot more prevalent in our performances and approach. First of all though, Arsenal need to reach the summit of the table, and I think that this weekend could be when it happens.

Because of the fact that Arsenal and Man City are tied at the top on points with just a single point in goal difference keeping us in second, combined with the fixture list that sees us take on Middlesborough on Saturday and City facing Southampton on Sunday, any kind of win for us over the league’s 17th placed side would be enough to see us top the table on Saturday night, but to still be there next week means we would have to better Man City’s result, in terms of goals if not points.

I think we will though, and not just because our current form suggests a good win over Boro, but because City are were already struggling a little before their trip to Barcelona in the Champions League this week. That game ended in a 4-0 thumping by Guardiola’s former side that cannot have helped their confidence and morale.

I would not be surprised to see them drop more points against the Saints but if not I think it will be close and that gives Arsenal the chance to hit the front. If it happens, will the Gunners be able to stay there this time?



  1. Onochie says:

    It dangerous to neglect BORO as most fans do,we have to be cautious. I would really want us to have a good day at office. The funny but interesting thing is that the English media is not beaming its light on Arsenal yet,just imagine if its Man City,Man U or Chelsea had these run of wins we had,am sure the media hype would be unimaginable.

    1. sAMa says:

      Most Pundits and the English media hate Arsenal but we don’t care. I call them enemies of progress ?

  2. summerbreez says:

    We had a hard game on Wednesday with carzola suffering a knock we need to be very clever with the selection to remain fresh and lethal

    1. bran99 says:

      True that.. and thinking that Xhaka will miss this game and two more, with Carzola injured, I really don’t rate Elneny at all, the guy just runs and runs always 1 second behind in everything he does. Who would pair with the Coq?

  3. Twig says:

    Perez needs to start tomorrow’s game. He was awesome against Ludogorets

  4. Tatek Girma says:

    Let us keep the momentum having at hand, if so, we will be at the top of the table soon. Consistence is key to any team success. Don’t forget that the bad luck month, November is coming.

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