Arsenal close to blowing it already!!! by DN
When I say that the season could be over for Arsenal as early as Saturday I mean, of course, our hopes of winning the Premier League again, the trophy that we last lifted after going a whole season without losing a single league game in 2003-04.
I have to look at myself and laugh right now, because of the optimism and expectations built up from last season and pre-season, which culminated in getting that Jose Mourinho shaped monkey off our backs by beating Chelsea in the Community Shield.
I foolishly thought for a few minutes about the possibility of the current crop of Gunners being able to repeat that amazing feat, idiot that I am. Right now I am wondering whether we have a good chance of avoiding defeat to Newcastle and I am not too confident really.
How did it all go so wrong so fast? I have just seen Arsene Wenger´s latest injury update and it feels like we are back in the bad old days. Both centre backs out of action, Wilshere injured again and He and Welbeck´s return seeming to be prolonged with every update. And just for good measure, Wenger is deciding to not spend any money, not because we don´t have any, but just because he feels like it.
So we travel to Newcastle more in hope than expectation and if we lose and Man City win, that will leave Arsenal eight points off the runaway leaders. Season over? Just about! Oh well there is always the FA cup.