Even the most optimistic of Arsenal fans, and I am not sure how many of them are left after what has happened to the team since the turn of the year, will be having trouble maintaining anything more than hope about our chances of ending the wait for a Premier League title this season.
On the other hand we do tend to blast the players and the manager for not playing with belief and confidence, so even if it turns out to be misguided then we should all want the Arsenal players to have an unshakeable belief that they will end up victorious, whether it be in a single match or the season as a whole.
Our Brazilian centre back Gabriel seems to be one Gunner at least that believes that Arsenal still have a good chance of claiming the title in a couple of months and in an Evening Standard report he explains why. The core of his belief stems from the fact that Arsenal are used to taking blows and coming back from them, so even though the last few months have been hard on Arsene Wenger and the squad, Gabriel reckons that we can take it and bounce back.
He said, “We have a great chance to be champions this season. However, we went through a period of bad form and it left us behind Leicester, who are having a great season.
“But we do not throw in the towel and we can make a difference in the battles we have to fight for the Premier League title.”
Gabriel may turn out to be wrong but does his belief make it more or less likely that Arsenal will pull it off? I know which way I would rather have the players approach a game. What do you guys think?