Have Arsenal used up all margin for error?

We should not forget the fact that before this nightmare week that saw Arsenal lose back to back Premier League games after going on a great run of 14 without loss, Arsene Wenger had steered his side to second place in the EPL table.

Even after the defeats away to Everton and Man City we are only three points worse off than second placed Liverpool. The problem at the minute is that Chelsea have not slipped up or dropped points as the rest of our big rivals have and that makes the table look a bit gloomy from a Gonner’s point of view.

The question is, though, just how gloomy? Have Arsenal really used up all the margin for error we had in the race for the title? You would have to say that, unless or until Antonio Conte’s side do hit a wobble then the Gunners simply must win all of our league games.

Next up for Arsenal in the coming weeks we have West Brom at home, Crystal Palace at home, Bournemouth away, Swansea away, Burnley at home and Watford at home. Those six fixtures are surely must win games for the Gunners so I really feel there is no margin for error in the next month.

After that we will have to see how the table is shaping up and whether we are any closer to the summit. For now it has to be heads down and win.



  1. Jansen says:

    Why would this team all of a sudden be able to win 6 games in a row?

    I think it more likely we will fall out of the top 4 this season. It feels like Man U are finally finding their stride. Mourinho will, if the past is an indication and seeing how scared Wenger was of Man U when played them earlier this season, playing not to lose despite Man U not playing very well at the time, will find a way to beat us in the head-to-head, this means we would be 1 point ahead of Man U if Spurs beat us in the head-to-head they are 2 points infront of us.

    I think it is time Arsenal supporters start being more concerned about what’s behind us then how we can close the 9 point gap with Chelsea.

    1. Budd says:

      Well, this is how you play when you are playing away against top opposition. Should we have stick to the plan we’d had two more points today. But we didn’t. And here we are.

  2. Justsoccerfan says:

    Pls gooners don’t you all boring history keep repeating, I myself find it boring maybe not in top 4 will make a change and from there we found new life. Did the top club not in champion league go down, no they evolve so why arsenal can’t.

    And stop talk about players you want, they never come, wenger is not Santa, he is the opposite.

  3. Break-on-through says:

    We have some decent looking fixtures coming up. Five league fixtures before we go away to Chelsea. We can get back in this race but even the most die hard out there will be fearing a repeat on yesteryears. We must win these next five games and then go away to Chelsea and just get that result done, it’ll be followed on from a Liv Che match which happens to be the last little wobble Chelsea had. Some teams just don’t fair too well against certain opposition, this could be Chelsea’s bogey pair. It’s not going to be easy, but one game at a time if we can manage it, it will give us a chance to open this race up again.

  4. Aussie Jack says:

    If Arsenal`s only issue was football there wouldn’t be a problem but it`s not. Arsenal is
    knee deep in politics and only Wenger can handle it. A new manager would be odds on to not last more than a season, no matter who he is. That`s why Wenger calls the shots on retirement and the reason Arsenal will not win the League in my life time ( I`m 81 yo)

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