We’ve been on such an excellent run of late – we’ve been 10 games unbeaten in the Premier League, winning 9 of those games and drawing 1 against a Chelsea side who parked the bus at The Emirates a couple of weeks ago.
That fantastic run has seen Arsenal shoot to 2nd in the table, and tonight they had a golden opportunity to go level with points with Manchester City, with a game in hand. A win in that game would put us in pole position to secure 2nd place – meaning we wouldn’t need to play a Champions League qualifying game in early August.
As it stands, the defeat to Swansea means that if we lose our next game (which is at Old Trafford) then we’d drop to 4th place with a game in hand. Then we’d need to win against Sunderland (who are fighting for their lives) and West Bromwich Albion – a game which is right before the FA Cup final against Aston Villa.
Arsenal know how to make things difficult for themselves don’t they?
After seemingly being in a position where 2nd place was a certainty, we could now conceivably finish 4th once again. Finishing 2nd would be fantastic and signal a big improvement on previous seasons, whereas another 4th place finish would just be frustrating and give those Arsenal fans who want Arsene Wenger to leave more than enough ammunition to go on the attack.
So what are your thoughts? Have Arsenal been fantastic and should we be thankful they are in the position they are now? Or is it the same old Arsenal again who bottle it when it matters most?
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