Why Arsenal are set to take control of Premier League

Two draws on the bounce have not exactly inflicted a big dent in the title hopes of Arsenal but they have allowed the chasing pack to catch up and that sees the Gunners now just one point ahead of Manchester City and only ahead of Leicester City on goal difference in the Premier League table.

Don’t panic, though, captain Mainwaring, because the Arsenal are about to take control of the Premier League title race again, starting this weekend. Do not forget, Gooners, that January was billed by many as the month when our challenge would collapse and see Arsenal back fighting for the Wenger trophy once more. Instead we have come through two of the toughest away fixtures of the EPL season at Liverpool and Stoke and are into the next round of the FA cup.

So avoiding defeat against Chelsea on Sunday and then against Burnley the following weekend will give us an unbeaten month. But I am expecting us to put the reigning champions to the sword and get revenge as well as the three points that will see Arsenal enter February in pole position. The fact is that we are much better than them right now and they cannot even park the bus as their defence is leakier than a sieve and we are set to have Ozil and Alexis Sanchez back.

Man City, meanwhile, are heading for trouble as they are away to West Ham on Sunday and that is the first of three tough games in a week. Midweek they have Everton in the Capital One Cup and that could go to extra time and penalties (please) before they travel to an improving Aston Villa in the FA cup. All this without their captain and talisman Vincent Kompany and their February looks tough as well, with three away games and their two at home against Leicester and Tottenham.

The Foxes have a tough FA cup replay against the spuds tonight (again extra time would be nice) followed by Stoke and Liverpool in the league. So can you see why I am confident that Arsenal are about to take control of the title race?

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  1. so many permutations, you could make a very good teacher in algebra, that aside hope we don’t throw away our chances to widen up the gap like we always do when our rivals slip up.

  2. Guys, look up “paul george leg break”. He missed a season in basketball but he BROKE his leg gruesomely. Rosicky and Welbeck only had a knee injury, most NBA players come back from this in 2 to 3 months, why are these players just coming back now? can someone fill me in.

    Cazorla should’ve been back by now, i mean he walked off the pitch, he wasn’t carried on a stretcher.

    1. Did you know in NBA players can be subbed off and subbed back on ? Did you also know that the NBA season is shorter than the PL season ? Most importantly, did you know football and basketball are two completely different sports ?

      1. Yeah true but at the end of the day a leg break is a leg break..whether it happens in the NBA or in the EPL or ontop of a freakin motorcycle the end result is the same kaboom pap bone’s broken. So if recovery time at Arsenal is far longer than on average questions must be asked. I heard Luke Shaw is set to make an early return..look at that Shaw breaks a leg and he’s back in business a few months later..Welbeck on the other hand.. Didn’t break nothing but there he is still in “recovery”

  3. Lets not get ahead of ourselves, just yet! ?
    There hasn’t been any confirmation that Ozil and Sanchez will be fit enough to start against Chelsea.

    Arsenal have been very charitable to the lesser clubs this season, but I sincerely hope that none is shown to the poor old chavs on Sunday.

  4. “That was my first professional number at Basel,” he told Tor Fabrik. “It’s even tattooed
    on my back. I would also like to wear it in the future.”
    When asked what would happen if he joined Arsenal, he joked: “It was also here in Gladbach, with Amin Younes. And at Arsenal Coquelin has it. I’ve spoken with him, he would like to take another number!”

    wait a minute….

    What does this mean?….. Granit Xhaka’s joining Arsenal?

    1. I dont take this whole idea of players dropping hints seriously.
      There os nothing huge about what he has said,Just some little talk with nothing more on it.
      Dont torture yourselves guys

  5. 10 days to go

    why haven’t we offLoaded debuchy yet???….. Westham signed sam byram today, and that further Leaves Jenko in a tight corner……i knw jenko and He’d rather sit on an Arsenal bench than on the hammer’s

  6. Yes Man City has a
    shocking run of fixtures
    compared to Arsenal.
    City has a softer ECL last
    16 opponent which means more games.
    Arsenal out of the League cup early and very likely to
    be knocked out by Barca in theR16 means Arsenal will
    play at least 5 games less than City depending on FA cup runs
    City also have an improved Chelsea (away)
    and a sure to be stronger Liverpool (away).
    I too expect Arsenal to pull away for the rest of the season
    and complete the job with several games to spare.
    Start by beating Chelsea and City losing at WH 🙂

    1. That was almost like a weatherman’s forecast ?
      With plenty of sunshine ?
      I hope that your predictions are more reliable, than most of the other weathermen ? Otherwise, I will beat you with an Umbrella NZ! ?

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