Owen Hargreaves Ends Arsenal’s Title Bid
Contrary to popular belief, the game at St. Andrews isn’t where we blew our title chances last season. We finished 3rd in the Premiership with only 3 losses, which is less than eventual champions Manchester United. We could also blame it of the run of draws in the latter part of the season but that also isn’t the case as we will see later.
No, we blew our title chances against our direct title rivals where we registered a solitary win against Chelsea. Three draws and two losses made sure that the title wouldn’t come to the Emirates. Six points is a meager tally when we compare it to United’s 13 points. So how would the table have looked had we beaten United at Old Trafford?
1. Arsenal 86pts
2. Chelsea 85pts
3. Manchester United 84pts
Some of you might ask “what about the 2006/2007 season when we did a double over them?”
True we did do a double over them, but lets be honest we were never really in contention for the Premiership that season.
Even last season when Manchester City did a double over United, it didn’t matter because Man City was never title contenders.
So whilst we can afford one or two losses against non-title contenders like the one against Boro last season, one thing we must improve on is the tally of points against our title rivals and grinding out the desired results. Only then, do we stand a realistic chance of bringing home the title as Champions of England!
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