Don’t Blow This One Arsenal! Chelsea Hand Gunners Title Chance

By on March 1, 2011

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight meaning Arsenal are now 4 points behind the leaders with a game in hand. Win that and it’s down to just a single point.

It’s not often Arsenal fans are celebrating a Chelsea win but I’m not ashamed to admit I was an honorary Blue tonight and to make things even better, United’s rock Nemanja Vidic got sent off meaning he will join Rio Ferdinand in missing the trip to Anfield this weekend. Another defeat their for united and Arsenal have a great chance to lift the title this year!

After the disaster of Sunday’s Carling Cup Final, Gooners needed a lift and a win tomorrow over Leyton Orient in the FA Cup will round off a great few days for Arsenal (despite the news of RVP being sidelined for 3 weeks!).  Let’s get some positivity back, there is still a lot to play for this season and Chelsea’s win tonight has opened the door for us in the league. Make no mistake, the game against United at the Emirates could be the most important match in years for Arsenal. Lets just hope RVP, Fabregas, et al can get fit and STAY fit for that one!

If you didn’t see the match, watch highlights of Chelsea 2-1 Man Utd here.

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19 Comments

  1. carlos

    March 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The thing is i think RVP can come back early but as we know Arsene will say 3 wks…he is our only banker , he will score in any game, so i am a little bit sceptical, but we managed to keep a good position when he was out injured and Chamak and Niklas have to start scoring for us to have any chance…..

  2. Carlita

    March 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Look at our fixture list. We only have 2 premier league games in the next 3 weeks, Sunderland and west brom!

  3. T2T

    March 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    It’s now all up to Arsenal. We do not need any help from any other team. If we win our remaining games, we’ll lift the EPL trophy at the end of the year…

  4. midou

    March 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    everybody is talking about barca game and seem to forget that we have a triky game in sunderland as i dont care about tuesday if we dont win that one.as 4 VP10 maybe its faith that want chamakh to go back as our main striker and ho knows? he may find back his form of early season.or is it me ho`s beeing tooo optimistic?

  5. winner

    March 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I believe Arsenal can manage with the injuries just as at the beginning of the season.
    First, everyone must contribute towards the goals and not just rely on Chamakh and Bendtner.
    Second, Nasri must step up his game and play a more prominent role.
    Third, Arshavin’s form will be very critical.
    Fourth, the whole team should adjust so as to make the most of Chamakh/Bendtner’s aerial strengths. In the league we do not have very daunting games in the next three weeks but we can not afford to draw any of those games, hence efficiency in front of goal is very important. Against Barca we must keep our nerves and also defend as a unit, and should we face united in the fa cup we must find the right balance between defensive organization and creativity. The task is doable, but everyone must pull together.

  6. James Wong

    March 2, 2011 at 12:48 am

    If Arene/Arsenal don’t take avantage of MU”s defeat,then I believe the gunners do not deserve to win the title.There have been many time in the pastwhen the red faced took advantage of slip up by the league leaders be it Chelsea/POOl or Arsenal.
    The gunner must show the red faced they can do likewise especially in view of the fact the FA are on the ide of the red faced by failing to ban the bull dog. Not only that the other epl teams are of the opinion many refs favour the rf.

  7. Menace

    March 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

    It is not a question of Arsenal blowing the chance. It is a question of Arsenal winning in spite of biased officials who seem to have an agenda of giving Ferguson a winning farewell. He is past his sellby date and was blushing when asked about Rooney being let off. He must have been remembering his involvement with the officials and his bum must have been squeaking!!!

  8. gunzblazzin

    March 2, 2011 at 1:37 am

    yeh chelsea’s win makes things very interesting, we really need to take advantage and win our remaining games,chamakh and bendtner need to step up to the plate and push us through,

    man u have a much tougher run in than us, if we don’t win the pl this time then we only have ourselves to blame, this is our best chance.

    GO GUNNERS

  9. Lester

    March 2, 2011 at 3:20 am

    We all know that we should not blow our chances away but looking at the remaining fixtures I think the crucial period will be 17th April onwards till 7th May. After which we should know if the gunners can lift the cup on May 22nd. FYI, for Man Utd, after this crucial week, the next up and coming for them will be from 23rd April till 7th May.

  10. Kamil zaki

    March 2, 2011 at 3:21 am

    As a gooner fan am so happy with the result at stanford bridge. like i said we have higher chance of winning the league so pliz Arsenal fan come in numbers let support our up to the end i know they wil make us proud .where there is a wil there is a win.

  11. Aussie Jack

    March 2, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Let`s face it there are about three , maybe four, teams in the EPL who are expected (even demanded) to win silver each year and if they don`t they are considered to be failures, Arsenal is one. Where others are happy to retain a position in the EPL and fight off relegation the elite must have silver or heads will roll. Only the EPL Championship is important the rest is a lottery. The EPL title gets you into Europe and you take it from there.
    The Carling and FA Cups are there to give the underdog a chance but from a purely professional point of view they are unimportant.

    Wenger this year decided `like the sailor in the bar` to flirt with all and has gone home to an empty bed.

    Next year build the second string to full strength, let them play for the Cups and learn leaving the established players to go for the Title.

  12. koye

    March 2, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I bet a couple of years back, you were among those moaning and whining as to why Wenger wasn’t playing his top players for the Cup games. Now he has done that this season and becaus the team lost, you call him a drunken sailor. From your comment, it appears you have even written the team off from any other trophy. Good luck to you.

  13. mcz

    March 2, 2011 at 6:30 am

    huh!! the writing is on the wall…..arsenal have been given a great advantage by chelsea which they will no doubt throw away, call me a pessimist if u like but as long as arsene wenger is coach, arsenal will always falter at the most crucial stage.I dont expect them to beat sunderland, even on a good day arsenal would have found it hard to break down a team with such great potential and after the horrible display against birmingham, I really dont see the gunners defence keeping out the likes of Gyan and Richardson, who are in great goal scoring form. In January, wenger claimed the squad was big enough to challenge on all four fronts yet if you look at the players he is referring to…..lets see denilson(#$%%), rosicky(huge huge huge disappointment), chamakh (aaagh) bendtner(really??!!), well if those are the kind you count on then arsenal is in real trouble. The only players who really make a difference in the team…. van persie(injured as usual) fabregas(hmm out jus when he is needed the most) walcott(sometimes disappointing but always adds a bit of depth to arsenal’s attack, oh yeah injured again!!) nasri(we see the best of him when he plays alongside fabregas otherwise tends to fade away in the game time and time again), wilshere(outstanding outstanding the only player who seems eager to perform consistently) koscielny and djourou (inconsistency, so good together for a while then boom!!! unbelievable blunders) sczeny or whatever(difficult name, still too young) well as for song and clichy they have been really disappointing of late, song too slow and always conceding free kicks, clichy never seems to know when to hold up the offside line, always the dude playing people onside….remember villa’s goal? and the wrongfully disallowed birmingham penalty. Well people watch this space coz this next 2 weeks will greatly define arsenal’s season.(most likely crash our hearts into a billion little red pieces)

  14. pete

    March 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Im an Arsenal fan but saddly I dont think we’ll take advantage of United’s failure agaisnt Chelsea. I’ve seen it time and again where we fail to do so.

  15. Jason

    March 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

    MCZ, I agree with everything you said. You are spot on regarding your assessment of each player.

  16. Bogale from Et

    March 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Great chance if Wenger & the players take the advantage but I do’t think so, we lose league cup by Birmingham so incapable team to league cup how can they achieve EPL?

  17. realistic tony

    March 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Lets hope that we can take advantage of uniteds recent slip-ups and put together a consistent series of good results, beat man utd at the emirates and feel like worthy winners. Thats what we hope, but i have serious doubts. I believe that we will drop more points as injuries to key players will and have already have had a significant impact on the team and the replacements have shown that they are really not up to arsenal standard.
    Maybe with the form of us and the mancs, dont rule out chelsea coming with a late storming run.
    Time for the fringe players to stand up and be counted!

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