Arsenal: League Title Is On! Cup Defeats A Blessing For Gunners?

By on March 7, 2011

All the gloom from Saturday turned much better as Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 yesterday at Anfield. A hattrick by Dirk Kuyt condemned United to their third loss in five Premiership games. Surely this is the chance that we have been waiting for?

As it stands now, the title is still in our hands. We do not need United to lose or draw their matches if we can match their points until the end of the season. It will all boil down to May 1 when the Red Devils visit the Emirates. Win that games and I am sure we will lift the title. However getting all the points from now until then might be a problem if we keep getting players injured. The latest one to take a knock is Jack Wilshere, although he has come out say that he will definitely be ready for the Barcelona match.

We have failed to take our chances when the league leaders falter throughout the season. It was the same when Chelsea were leading and it is now happening again. The road till the end of the season is worst for us then it is for Man United with away games to Stoke and Spurs to come, while we will need to entertain Liverpool as well. I would not criticise the boys for Saturday’s performance except for that of Diaby and Denilson. These two player are seriously not good enough and should be discarded next season, for they will impede the progress of the young players coming through like Frimpong, Lansbury and Ramsey.

The next two games will also have a major bearing on our league aspirations this year. Although I would definitely like to be challenging for all honours, I don’t think we have the depth to do it and a defeat in the FA Cup or Champions League may actually be a blessing in disguise.

Submitted by The Arsenal Kid

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