Benitez to give Arsenal unexpected Premier League boost?

A lot of Arsenal fans have resigned themselves to going at least another season without winning the holy grail of the Premier League trophy. And with Leicester City having stretched their lead over us to eight points with just nine games left to play it is hard to feel muster up a lot of belief.

But if the Foxes do start to feel the pressure and the nerves kick in, their momentum could stop and we all know how quicly a good run can turn into a period os stagnation and frustration. Having said that, not many are expecting much resistance for them in their next game, which is at home to relegation threatened and badly out of form Newcastle United who visit the King Power stadium on Monday.

But with all the papers talking about the imminent sacking of Steve McLaren and the possible appointment of Rafa Benitez, maybe there is reason to hope that the Magpies can cause an upset. Even if Rafa does not have much time to work with the Newcastle squad, there is always that new manager bounce to factor in.

And although the Geordie fans have not had much to shout about this season, they did manage to win at White Hart lane in January. So could Benitez do Arsenal a big favour this weekend?

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  1. Any points being dropped by Leicester city would be welcomed indeed! But against a badly out of form Newcastle team at the king power stadium, let’s just hope for the best if Newcastle can pull a rabbit out of the hat!

  2. It is possible… just.
    But is Leicester really
    going to lose to
    Newcastle at King Power?
    Under John Carver (the Leagues best coach)
    and former England manager Steve Mcclaren
    Newcastle did not bounce but bombed.
    Maybe Rafa can inspire the Magpies to take flight
    and swoop down on the foxes 🙂

    1. we dont need leicester to lose: we only need them to draw. a draw is closer to a loss than to a win anyway.

  3. Bad news!!
    Arsenal could be 14 or 13 points away from the lead if leceister bear newcastle and crystal palace and we draw or lose in goddison park which is very possible
    As well as being fourth with city beating norwitch

    Klopp is showing how to win matches by winning against the manchester clubs with a goal difference despite taking the club in mid season
    A winning mentality we are missing

    1. WOS: “A winning mentality we are missing”:
      but we have been so consistent , and dont forget i’m the only one to manage a team that didnt lose, and we’ve had to pay off the stadium and refs are against us, and we get so many injuries and there are no worldclass players and our fans are upsetting our players’ delicate temperaments and i’ve won more FA cups than anyone and we’re still in 3 competitions and …

  4. Rafael Benitez has not yet been appointed as the Newcastle FC boss, has he? Even if he’s eventually appointed, but when? Today Friday? Will he takes charge of the Newcastle team straight away or watch them from the stand till he takes over on next Monday working day-week?

    I think what should be of a primary concern to the Boss, the Gunners and we the Gooners, is the state of readiness of the Gunners to capitalise on any dropped points by our 3 title rivals of, Leicester, Spurs & Man City.

    Man City too are still in it as they could leap frog us in table if they win their game in hand. Arsenal MUST be careful themselves not to drop any point too in our remaining 9 Barclays Premier League outings to stand a long shot possible chance of lifting the title trophy at the end of this season.

  5. Stop looking for favours Bob! ?
    We never make any use of them, anyway. ?
    This is Arsenal and we always do things the hard way!

    Newcastle are fighting for survival and they will be looking to do themselves a favour by beating Leicester and it wouldn’t be the first or the last time when a bottom club beats a top club at the back end of a season.

    Let’s just concentrate on Arsenal winning their remaining 9 fixtures, as that would be enough to be crowned champions.

    Leicester and the spuds will drop plenty of points! ?

  6. 8 pts plus goal difference in 9 matches, its getting to the point you just hope spurs does not take it…

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