All that Arsenal need to do in order to become champions of the English Premier League for the first time since Arsene Wenger guided our great team of invincibles like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams to that historic unbeaten season is to stay where we are, at the summit of the table.
But while that is an easy thing to say, we all know that it is a very hard thing to do, especially for Arsenal. We were in this position two years ago and it still hurts to remember how it all fell apart thanks to a massive injury list and some terrible tankings by the other big title challengers.
So how do we stay on top this time? Well for starters we could do with a nice handy draw between Leicester City and Man City. That would put the Foxes level on points with a lesser goal difference than Arsenal. If either team was to win I think we all agree that we would like it to be Leicester.
Our next game is at home to struggling Newcastle and it is one we should win but we need the next three as well, away to Liverpool and Stoke and then at home to Chelsea. Get through them unbeaten and with a couple of wins and I think we will be well set as it is a tough run, while Man City losing Vincent Kompany often sees them drop points.
If we can keep our current players fit until the likes of Cazorla and Coquelin come back then I reckon the title could be coming to north London. The good news for Arsenal is that Alexis Sanchez will be back before the trip to Anfield and you cannot understimate the effect a fresh and fit Alexis could have.
But the other big thing we must do to secure this title is some proper transfer business next month. Is that the most important thing for the club to get right or do we just need to keep going as we are?
How Arsenal can STAY on top of Premier League?
1. Hope there’s no winner between City and Leicester tomorrow
2. Get a backup for Coquelin in the January window
3. No further injury blow
Ok. So we’ll wait some more for the title then. To be honest, if the boys don’t win it this time around, there will be a grand pause yet again, since chelski and manure will pick themselves up in the following season and won’t drop as many points as they did now. And then there will be no winning team with four of five defeats in the half season. Plus, we are losing Wenger after the next season, and we’ve seen manure struggle to adapt to a life without Fergie, no way we are going to dodge that bullet, it’s just nature of things.
So, fellow gooners, if we don’t see the EPL title this season, give a couple of more seasons until it happens. Unless Satan Kroenke sells his shares, then it’s possible every year.
The next match at home against Magpies is the ‘easiest’ one we will have for a time.
Away to Stoke and Liverpool, then home against Chelsea and Shampton. Then not too faraway a home match against Leicester and away to Man United and Spurs. It’s going to be a tough spring. Hopefully we will have some reinforcements coming our way in January.
So Spurs, United, City, West Ham, Liverpool, Stoke, Everton – all away. I believe the ones against Stoke and Liverpool in few weeks can really give us a picture how our away form will turn out in the spring.
City has it harder as they
have 2 maybe 3 pointless
Capital cup games as well.
I won’t shed a tear if we lose
early in the FA cup. I want the league.
Same goes for Barca, who cares.
Get out of those comps asp + focus on the league.
1.One game at a time.
2.Win home, draw away.
3. Hope the other
contenders keep stuffing up.
One thing I have noticed in the last few games is that there seems to be no shape when we defend. Individually the players put in a lot of effort defensively, but you are hardly going to recover the ball that way. We have to defend as a team. I remember a couple of seasons ago Bould was talking about the shape of the team when defending; we need to get that right again.
Adding at least two players is necessary for us this transfer window.
The Ox for all his attributes fails to make an impact on the game. If an Isco is available, I’d look to bring him in, that way we can rotate Walcott and Giroud upfront.
If Welbeck suffered a setback, maybe we should consider a striker. Jesse from Real Madrid anyone?
Lastly, the holding midfield position.
Are we seriously getting Elneny? Never seen him play nor am I putting him down but I thought we were after nothing but class players from now on. Can someone please explain because I might be missing something here?
never seen Elneny but i guess he is better than both flamini & arteta so if he is coming then I welcome him.
The away trip to Stoke is a problem for all the big sides. Obviously Arsenal have an idea to beat teams who play open football, but this Stoke is so much dangerous where the wind, Shaquiri,Bojan,Arnoutovic form superb partnership for them. I saw the passing of Bournemouth and they were high quality. What the team needs is a energetic CDM and a dangerous Sanchez.
First of all they have to stop if with the complacency. If that remains as one of this squad’s traits, there will be no title for them ever. Of course, a midfield boost is a must. I’d say Elneny, another CDM/DMF and a cover for Ozil are essential, one top class defender to challenge the BFG would be nice, a striker to challenge Giroud would be nice, since Wallcot showed us he is the best on the flanks. Knowing Wenger, we’ll be very happy only with Elneny.