Despite being four points clear at the top of the table, Arsenal are still not favourites to become the Premier League champions this season, although the odds are getting shorter with every victory and every test the Gunners come through. Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger are well used to being written off by the media and the bookmakers, but they don’t normally do the same thing with Manchester United, and Wenger feels they have got it wrong.
It was a good day in the Premier League for Arsenal today and they didn’t even have to play. Maybe the pressure that the Gunners had put on by winning again at Cardiff yesterday, but all of the rivals that were in action today, except for Man City, struggled.
Unfortunately Chelsea recovered from going behind against Southampton to win the game, but they made hard work of it and they might even have lost Oscar for a bit, as the Brazilian was substituted after picking up a knock. They are now clear in second place, four points behind Arsenal, but they have to come to the Emirates and play host to Liverpool before the new year.
With Arsenal playing against Cardiff City on Saturday and the other big teams playing on Sunday, Arsene Wenger knows that the Gunners have an opportunity to ramp up the pressure on our title rivals a little bit. He is not taking the Welsh team for granted by any means, but is trying to give the players a little extra incentive to go out and perform.
The two most difficult months of this season by KJ
Arsenal are doing very well at the moment both in the Premier league and the Champions league. However, looking through our fixture list, I noticed two very problematic months for Arsenal that could make or break the season and one of them is coming up now!
Well, Arsenal fans, we are about halfway through the interlull and I don’t know about you lot, but I am suffering without my regular fix from the Gunners. Having said that though, I do think the players needed this time to rest and reflect on the season so far.
It is pretty much all good stuff as well, so the squad should get back together next week full of confidence and enthusiasm for the next stint. The next two games are Southampton and Marseille at home. Win those two and Arsenal will be clear at the top of the Premier League and favourites to come first in the Champions League group of death.
Win Tough Matches against Top Teams!!!! Majority of the Matches in EPL are Tough Matches by Rabiul
We constantly hear the noise that Arsenal need to win tough matches against top teams to win the Premier League. There is no denying the facts that you must display that you are champion material. However, I beg to say that most of the matches in the league are very tough matches. Let us do some analysis.
In the current form and history, you can say that the following teams (not in any order) are tough to play against in this season.
After Arsenal carried on their fine form against Norwich, scoring four goals, two of which could make it into the Goal of the Month pick, you would think that the Gunners had done enough to silence the doubters and convinvce people that this is not a blip. We may not be favourites for the Premier League title, but surely with our performances and the fact we are top of the table after eight games should mean that Arsenal are seen as strong contenders.
The Premier League is now more than a fifth of the way through, and Arsenal are showing no signs of taking their foot off the accelerator. In fact, by winning on Saturday, the Gunners went two points clear at the top of the table, thanks to Liverpool only getting a draw at Newcastle. And they got a penalty and played against 10 men for more than half of the game.
It is no secret that Arsenal have not been the nost attractive club for potential signings to join in recent years. In fact, most of the big name players have been heading in the opposite direction, but that mat be about to change. By breaking the club transfer record, and by so much, Arsenal seem to have set down a marker. If the Gunners play their cards right now, then Arsenal fans could see some of the top names in football turning down other clubs in favour of playing at the Emirates.
When I talk about a fast start for Arsenal, I am not talking about the individual games, but about the season as a whole. Before the Premier League even kicked off in August, I wrote about how we would need to really make the most of the opening ten games, and so far it is going great.
Arsenal haven’t seen anything yet! by Ash
Arsenal have had a fantastic season so far that has seen the North London club sustain their place at the top of the Premier League table for the second successive week. And although this may not be any mean feat for many clubs, to see Arsenal looking so impressive is nothing but promising for what we all hope will finally be a successful season for the Gunners.
At the end of the day, or the season, Arsenal have to play exactly the same teams home and away, as every other Premier League team, but we have all heard things like, `it is a good time to play….` and it is certainly true that every team wants to get their season off to a good start.