Arsenal’s Boro draw NO disaster – as long as…..

Of course Arsenal fans will be feeling disappointed today, as we all thought that today would see the Gunners sitting on top of the Premier League table with another three points in the bag after a comfortable win over Premier League strugglers Middlesborough.

Sadly that is not the case but to be fair I think we should not be too downhearted today as this unexpected draw may not turn out to be the disaster that some are taking it to be. It remains to be seen whether Man City will punish us further by winning their game against Southampton.

Even if they do we are still going to see at least one more of our other title rivals drop points, with Chelsea and Manchester United playing each other. We have already seen Tottenham fail to win, so the worst that Arsenal can expect is to finish the weekend in second place.

That is one reason for Arsenal fans to not despair too much about this match. The other is that it may just have served as a timely reminder to the players that nothing comes easy. As long as this stirs up the team to greater efforts in the future then I reckon that no harm will be done.

Of course we wanted to win but at this stage of the season nothing is even close to being done and dusted. So as long as the Gunners take this as a warning about the dangers of complacency and we come back from Sunderland next weekend with all three points then all will be right in the world again.

Do you think the draw will Boro will end up being just a blip in an otherwise happy campaign, or is this the first sign that Arsenal will blow it again?



  1. HA559 says:

    If you look back now, there would have been 2 point gap if we won. You have to win against Boro at home if you want to win the title.

    That was Middlesbrough’s first clean sheet in 7 games in the league. So a big missed opportunity to not win.

    1. Krish says:

      i hate this sentence: “if you want to win the title you have to win aganist boro at home” the only thing which is almost (as almost nothing is sure to predict in the world!) sure is that you will win the title if you have 90 points at the end of the season, but of course every game is a match you should win, but there will obviously be draws and losses in matches one is expected to win, how can one know which game those are? this season burnley werent our wall but boro, but there is not a single team in the PL where i expect the win and i dont care a bit if we draw against boro or chelsea, just win the freaking title gunners! broad statements about whom and where to beat or which players should score how many goals on average are just unnecessary statements which says nothing about the title, only throwaway opinion from the pundits who have no plans,
      every singlw title winner in the last 10 years will have drawn at home against teams they were expected to beat, nothing wrong there

    2. RSH says:

      Cech saved us when Boro really should’ve won, they had great chances. Can’t win every game and we were not at our best yesterday. Take the point, and move onto the next game. Looking bad I would not pick out this game as the one we should’ve won, because great goalkeeping saved us.

  2. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    Time will tell. We had the chance to go on top, at least for a week but we bottled it. Liverpool gained on us. Chelski might close in on as well.

    Our matches against United and Spurs will tell how serious Wenger and the co. are for the title.

  3. Break-on-through says:

    Lei won the title last season because they garnered such a large lead throughout the moments when nothing was done and dusted. It meant they avoided playing the big pressure games were a team can be deemed bottlers after it’s played. When we don’t take every opportunity to stretch out a lead without big pressure on us. It makes it more likely that pressure games are on the way as well as being the decisive games. Lei didn’t have that one period like we had last season in the games running up to and after Swa, Chelsea was the same, they used to have breathing space whenever they won it. We always make things more difficult for ourselves. Hopefully it was just a blip. If we’re going to win this title we need get ourselves a great home record, and we need to avoid putting added pressure on ourselves.

  4. Wilshegz says:

    I wanted a Chelsea-United draw considering our disappointing result yesterday but hey who doesn’t love seeing Mourinho lose. hahahaha!

    still trying to figure out the bigger scam between paying 100m for Pogba or 50m for Stones.

  5. Onochie says:

    I just can’t help but laugh at the way some of you fans moan,are we in April yet? What’s the essence of staying at the top of the league if we can’t maintain it? Its better to draw than to loose. You all should remember that we haven’t played Man City,Man U,Spurs,Everton. We are on a good run,just pray our players stay fit throughout this season.

  6. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Obviously its not a “disaster”
    However, you need an excellent home record to win the PL and to not beat a mid table team (as well as Middlesborough played- and i take my hat off to them) is not good at all.

    I really believe had Giroud been fit enough to play and Wenger had played him, he could have made a difference as he is amazing aerially speaking. He is excellent in the air and scored more headed goals than any player in the PL last season. He also possibly could have scored against a bus parking team as he has done it before

    Surs drawing, City drawing are good results
    Chelsea winning isn’t.
    A draw or United win would have been better
    But still we could have been out in front with a win but at least because of the other scores at least we haven’t lost much in terms of the Table

    Its not a disaster but we MUST take every team seriously

    1. We are at the top of the league arent we? At the end of the day all that matters after a game a win or draw is where that result leaves us. I couldnt care less if we won the league with 50 points. A draw is a good result..why people assume its our divine right to take 3 points from certain opponents is beyond me. This is the premier league..for heavens sake.

  7. Incarnate says:

    Its a crime to look down on ANY opposition especially in the EPL where every point, you have to sweat for but then some of us fans thought Middlesbrough came to take a tour of the Emirates and just hand us points on a platter… its called arrogance guys and does no one no good. Game by game is the name of the game.

    1. Incarnate says:

      4 nil!!!

  8. AndersS says:

    No it is not a disaster to draw against Boro at home, but it wasn’t good. The worrying part is, we never looked like a team with the necessary desire and winning mentality. Hopefully, we will learn from it and show a different attitude the rest of the season. Against ALL teams.

  9. jl75 says:

    It is not a disaster at all. A point is still a point, we are still co-leaders.
    And the other 2 co-leaders dropped points against teams we’ve beaten:
    Tottenham drew at Burnley: we won there (with the ugliest goal ever… but we won)
    City drew at home to Southampton: we won our home game against Southampton

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