[Liverpool’s] is an unusual title challenge, but it is a title challenge nonetheless. Liverpool have momentum and match-winners, confidence and the invaluable asset of being the underdog when the burden of being favourites lies on the shoulders of Chelsea and Manchester City.
Nowhere does he go on to mention the second-place team, the team that has until recently held onto first place for two-thirds of the season (18 of 27 weeks, plus five other weeks in second place). To an extent, I get it. On one hand, Man City and Chelsea have each won a Prem championship recently—Chelsea in 2010 and City in 2012—and finished second the year following, while we cling to a 2004 championship almost like a toddler to his comforter. On the other hand, we have Man City (again) and Liverpool scoring goals as if it’s a pub league. Lost somewhere in the shuffle is boring, old Arsenal.
Despite having roundly thumped Sunderland, the story of the week focuses on how Chelsea (a dodgy Ramires dive from drawing with Everton), Man City (scorers of one goal in three matches), and Liverpool (who are conceding almost as fast as they’re scoring) are vying for the championship. What gives? After all, of the four of us, who’s been most wasteful in the new year? We’ve drawn at home with Man U, drawn away to Southampton, and lost away to Liverpool, it’s true, but contrast that against our rivals (opponents’ table position at time of match)
- Chelsea: away-draw with West Brom (18th), home-draw with West Ham (18th).
- Man City: away-draw with Norwich (15th), home-loss to Chelsea (1st)
- Liverpool: away draw with West Brom (15th), home-draw with Aston Villa (11th), away-loss to Chelsea (3rd).
Let Man City and Liverpool try to outscore everyone in sloppy orgies of goals. Where will they be when the goals dry up? The losses and draws will come, mark my words. Let Chelsea try to stupefy opponents with boring, boring footballing. To them too will losses and draws will. Let the media write us off and talk us down. It’ll be all the more satisfying when we emerge, end of the season, top of the table.
Oh, so you managed to beat a destined for relegation Sunderland at home by 4-1. In no small part courtesy of two generous assists from the awayteam to set you up nicely. How impressive. Good for you lot to score more than 2 for a change. Nah, the World could see your performances agains Liverpool, Man U and Bayern and take it from there. Keep up the good moaning.
trolls, trolls everywhere are trolls. at least this one knows how to spell–oh, wait. is “agains” the plural of “again”?
Beat a team who took three points of both man city and Everton this season and pushed Chelsea close… A lot of people fail to understand that arsenal are taking points of teams that man city and Chelsea are not
and he started his sentence with a small letter what a bell end.
If Arsenal can drop points against the big teams only and win all remaining matches then they can win the EPL. After all how many of the big teams are there that they haven't played against yet? winning against big teams and losing to so called smaller teams won't win no one the EPL.
Take it easy an each other, will you? Please keep in mind my policy on comments–no profanity, for example. I'll have to delete one or two for breaking that. Sorry to be a stick in the mud.
Congratulations on your incredible win.
I don't think I've ever read such an unmitigated pile of tripe in my entire life.
You don't need to score 4 or 5 goals a game to get 3 points unless you have a weak defense that lets in 2 goals game on avarage like Liverpool or Man City.
Once again, Jon, you've somehow attracted the attention of non-Gooners who seem more than happy to try to let you have it. Whether this comes from spite at being below us on the table or fear that they soon end up there is anyone's guess. In the first case, there's not much you can say other than tough muffins. In the second, it's a sign of how fragile their egos are that they bother to chime in at all.
Plus these interlopers have no logic, as aptly highlighted by fellow gunners above, so YAWN to the doubters and trolls you really are a bunch of dullards!!!!