Liverpool and Man City put BIG pressure on Arsenal at Crystal Palace

Even before the Premier League matches due to be played today and tomorrow, there was very little margin of error for Arsenal and our fight for another top four finish. Any small margin we did have as Arsene Wenger and the players prepare for the away game at Crystal Palace on Monday night has now evaporated, though, as both Man City and Liverpool won their matches to stretch the gap between them and us.

I always expected City to take the points at home, even though their relegation threatened opponents Hull City were showing some real spirit and form in their fight to avoid the drop. That is just how it proved as Guardiola’s men eased into a three goal lead after about an hour, with the Tigers only managing a late consolation.

The Liverpool game was a much different sort of event, however, as Klopp’s team continued to struggle as they have recently. The home team Stoke deservedly led at the break and Arsenal fans everyhere would have been hoping for more of the same in the second half, but unfortunately for us they rallied and played much better, completing the turnaround with two goals in as many minutes from Coutinho and Firmino.

That is bad news for the Gunners and not just because it makes the gap to them nine points, but because it will have give them a big confidence boost and answered the question of whether they could win without Sadio Mane. There will already be great pressure on Arsenal to win at Palace and Man United could ramp it up another notch if they win at Sunderland tomorrow.



  1. Twig says:

    Palace are a very dangerous team with Benteke and Zaha in great form. We must be careful 🙂

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      And such a serious warning warrants a smile?

      1. Twig says:

        And Koscielny gets sent off in the 1st minute for a Benteke penalty 🙂 🙂

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      is there a difference between Last week’s Top 4 EPL games standings and this week’s?
      NO- cuz pool, citeh , spuds all won
      YES – cuz Arsenal are yet to find out the outcome of the palace meeting

      2moro is the day!…..we wait

      1. Twig says:

        Where I am, the Arsenal game will be on Monday. Where abouts are you?

        1. gary zoong says:

          Its on Tuesday morning here 🙂

  2. Truth says:

    Arsenal don’t deserve top 4 and that’s a fact,Premier League table will finish up as :- Chelsea Spurs City Liverpool,forget the also rans in 5th 6th and 7th…

  3. Ugabooga says:

    Relying on others , wow , what a top club we are.

  4. Red Dawn says:

    What pressure?
    Its over for us – any idiot can see that.
    No doubt the old fossil will get ANOTHER two year contract out of it. Just to screw the club that he claims to love up a bit more.
    Really – what is the point in anyone taking an interest for the rest of the season – no one at Arsenal is listening or is bothered about what the paying punter wants so whats the point.
    Arsenal’s version of Robert Mugabe will just go on and on as if HE is bigger than the club…
    God I despise that french idiot…

    1. Ugabooga says:

      Well said, he is a dictator like uncle Bob clinging to power, because he knows he is nothing.

      Wenger will go in the histrory books with Robert and Hitler.

      1. bob's twin says:

        Bob is just as delusional

    2. RSH says:

      finally someone says it. Who cares about the rest of this season. The consolation prize that is 4th is keeps getting treated like a trophy at this club. There’s nothing to fight for anymore this season truthfully. FA Cup is just Wenger’s desperate attempt to sign on for another 10 years.

  5. tweety says:

    a tough game at selhurst park, but i am optimistic the way the players responded in the 2nd half against whu. its going to be very difficult to finish in the top four. my regrets is that the spuds finished above us. gooner = forever

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      If the spuds finish above us, then it will be well deserved
      Moreover i won’t be bothered…. Do we get a medal for finishing above the spuds ?

      1. arsenal1 says:

        Sooner rather than later..I knew that day would come (Spurs finishing above us),they’ve been getting closer and closer in the past few years..Thank you Arsene

  6. Ugabooga says:

    Lol we have such a tough fixture list 5th or 6th we will finish.

    Top top club we are.

  7. shambala says:

    Arsenal needs another manager who will overhaul the team . There is a lot players who need to be off loaded. If Wenger remains in charge then we are rest assured Arsenal will finish outside top 4 for as long he is around. The team will stagnates.

  8. Fatboy Gooney says:

    I know it’s looking grim and that the majority of the footballing world have written us off from Finishing In the top four this season and rightly so you may say, but here’s a thought for those who have given up yet whole heartedly believe that our clubs only interested in making money! ?

    It’s been reported that Arsenal fc will Stand to lose out on £45 million if they fail to finish in the top four ? And the players will also lose out on a combined £5 million in bonuses.

    ?? Now Do you seriously believe that Ebeneezer & Co will let that money slip away?? … Exactly, there’s no forking way, so I’m expecting to see some REAL genuine fighting spirit, all the way until the end of the season. ??

    1. You can hope and fight all you want though you should know it is written, Stoke away is always a loss, Man utd at home is always a draw, Tottenham anywhere is a draw, only Everton and Leicester are the games we can get 3 points out of.

      1. SoOpa AeoN says:


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