Not bad, not bad at all. Okay, I didn’t get what I asked for, but this is a close second-best. Liverpool took all three points from Spurs today, in the process moving into sixth, two points behind us. Spurs remain seven above us, and we have a game in hand thanks to the Everton rescheduling. All in all, not bad. In even better news, however, Chelsea stormed back from 2-0 down to tie with Man U, meaning that both teams will have more clutter in their schedules. This doesn’t really matter to Man U, whose grasp on first seems impregnable. It does matter to Chelsea because they now have at least one more match added that they just don’t need. True, they’re five clear of us (straight, no game in hand for us here), but they’ve been careening from match to match and look every bit as shambolic as we have, today’s outcome aside. They’ll have to squeeze in an away watch with Fulham and another FA match with Man U in short order. Chelsea has a surprising second-leg in the Europa, having lost to Steaua Bucuresti 1-0. I’ll be praying that they pull off the 2-0 victory to advance. Fine with me if they make progress in the Europa League.
Sadly, there’s little worth saying about Arsenal other than some tall talk of miracles and making the impossible possible when we visit Bayern on Thursday. Even before our 3-1 loss in the first leg, progress in the UCL was very low on my list of priorities. Of course, if our boys do pull something off, I’ll be among the loudest and bounciest Gunners, all too happy to endure the “I told you so’s” and “o ye of little faith” comments others may toss at me. Well, in the absence of anything deeper and more momentous to say, we’ll leave at that for now.
‘Til next time…
In your preview, i pre emptied the factual historical scenario of finishing ahead of spurs; stating that should spurs win against liverpool, we can still finish above them bearing in mind that they might drop points against either fulham or swansea and our oustanding is inbetween their chelsea mancity fixtures. All we need do is to gather momentum to take all 3 points @ swansea home and that alone can spur us on. Mentioning that if spurs drew or lose against liverpool, it will only make the process of finishing ahead of them faster. Here we come faster, how i wish inter can stretch them a bit on thursday since there is no Bale and Fulham really fresh awaiting them next weekend when we take on the swans. Come On You Faithful Arsenal Fans 'COYFAFs', come on.
well-said! I plan a longer, more-detailed follow-up to address similar ideas. I have a few earlier posts that compare the top five teams' remaining fixtures–I'll have to now include Liverpool because they've now forced their way into the conversation.Thanks for your contributions!
All thanks to liverpool
This is ridiculous, Arsenal's season and a 4th place hinging on another teams results.If this were a tightly contested campaign with us battling for top spot that would be normal but scrabbling in the gutter after Wenger has torn this team apart leaves me raw.
I share your anger, Edwin. We should be able to control our destiny instead of hoping other teams do us favors. For now, this is the boat we're in. I want to focus on finishing strong. There will be time enough to deal with the bigger questions soon enough…
i just pray we make top 4.arsenal is a team dat survived with little resources.lets support wenger is a world class coach.if we lose him we might not get somebody like him again.