Before I begin this article I would like to wish a fast and speedy recovery to a Mr Eduardo Da Silva and would like to announce that I hope to see him back in an Arsenal shirt sooner then what some people are saying. I also agree with Arsene Wenger and feel Taylor should never play football again. But lets not get sidetracked. Get well soon Eduardo as you are too good to let this injury get the better of you and I hope you come back better.
Okay is everybody feeling good? Because I have heard things like, “This is it” and “There goes our title hopes”, etc, etc. Now I know nothing went our way this weekend, our this week in three competitions but lets not get carried away, everybody has their bad weekends. Like Man Utd a few weeks back losing to Bolton, etc. Now we need to shake it off and give it all for the two trophies we CAN still win.
Now the bookies may be back Man Utd to win the league from here on in, but they are also forgetting that we hold a three point gap right now. As long as we hold that then the league is ours, so in a way it is ours to throw away. I am also confident we will do it.
Also I do say that knowing that we will not have Eduardo for the rest of the season, and I know Robin Van Persie is a good way away from being back to Robin Van Persie but look at the positives. We have two youthful and hungry player that I believe are capable of doing it. Theo Walcott, who scored two today and Bendtner I reckon is capable but needs to prove his worth. It maybe time to sink or swim for them. But I feel that they can both do a job for us, and a good one at that. Nick may not have been the best up to now, but he has shown signs, and Walcott may have added confidence to his game as it is possible that is where he was/is lacking.
This is why we can do it:
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Barclays Premiership Fixtures, Prediction
(H) Aston Villa, Win=3 points
(A) Wigan Athletic, Win=3 points
(H) Middlesbrough, Win=3 points
(A)Chelsea, Draw=1 point
(A)Bolton, Win=3 points
(H)Liverpool, Win= 3 points
(A)Man Utd, Loss=0
(H)Reading, Win=3 points
(A)Derby County= 3 points
(H)Everton, Draw=1 point
(A)Sunderland, Win= 3 points
We all know that if we are going to be Champions then we need Champion”s form and these results would be Arsenal at our best. So we I once again say we need to be at our 100% best.
So if this is the case we will finish with 64+26=90pts
Man Utd have quite a difficult running so I am going to imagine they will pick up 25 points in their remaining games (their fixtures can be found anywhere). So that means we would win the league by four points lets hope it happens.
Then looking at Chelsea I reckon they will get about 28 points which will bring them to 83 and would make them fall short.
Warning, this is going to take the best of performances. So good that we should be more consistent then what we have been until this point. All we can do is hope we come through. So one more mess up or two will ruin our title hopes and we will have to be at our best week-in-week-out.
So lets hope we do it, keep the fingers crossed until the end of the season, hopefully.
Then the Champions League is the same test. We will be missing squad players. But we still need to play our best. And in Europe we need to be strong at the back and play our best football, the “Arsenal” football that can beat anyone just like the league. Same goes for both. Best football in every game. But if we do that in Europe (and of course at home) and take our chances(just like the Premiership) then we can do it this year also.
I know we can do it, we just need to be at our best. From here on in, no more slip ups, and combine that with beating the big teams and we can do it.
Believe in ourselves. Just not cocky.
Come on you Gooners.