Okay after the last week’s results I reckon that 90% of Arsenal fans (and Liverpool and Tottenham and Man City fans!) have finally accepted that this season’s title race is done and dusted, and even Arsene Wenger has basically come out in agreement. Le Prof said after the Chelsea defeat: “They look at the moment in full confidence, powerful, strong, they don’t concede goals.
“It’s for them to lose it. They are in the best position, they don’t play in Europe, they can wait every week for the next game and prepare properly. They are in a very, very strong position.”
I have just looked at Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures and they don’t make pleasant reading after just taking 4 points from Liverpool and Arsenal.
Burnley (A) – Sun 12 Feb
Swansea (H) – Sat 25 Feb
West Ham (A) – Mon 6 Mar
Watford (H) – Mon 13 Mar
Stoke (A) – Sat 18 Mar
Crystal Palace (H) – Sat 1 Apr
Manchester City (H) – Wed 5 Apr
I really can’t see Chelsea surrendering much of their 12 point lead in many of those games, although Watford (and Burnley!) may be a tough one lol. So if we all accept that it will be Chelsea’s title, then what is Arsenal’s aims for the rest of the season? Wenger continued: “It leaves us to focus and prepare to win the next game and that’s what football is about.”
Of course there is still lots to fight for. We have a BIG fight for the Champions League places, not to mention the FA Cup where we have got practically a bye into the 6th Round, so we still have lots to look forward to in that competition.
And then we have the big big one. We are just two games from a spot in the Quarter-Finals in the Champions League, although admittedly Bayern Munich could be a big obstacle on that front, but we still DO have a chance and we must support the team against the German Giants.
I bet all the big guns are very happy that Chelsea are not in that one, so we have as much chance as anyone else this season.
So don’t give up yet. There is still much to play for….