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Have Arsenal really avoided disaster?

Hello Arsenal fans, it is good to feel positive again isn’t it?They say that a week is a long time in politics, and the same can certainly be said of football. Arsenal have had some terrible weeks for sure, but if you think back to the nerves and frustration we were all feeling a week ago, this one has been brilliant.

Two wins and an Everton loss have got us all dreaming of an FA cup trophy and feeling confident of being at the top table in Europe for the 17th consecutive season. Failure to do that, as Lukas Podolski said before the game against West Ham, would be a disaster, but have we really avoided that disaster or are we just getting ahead of ourselves a little?

Why Arsenal are now favourites to beat Everton to top 4!!

Mathematically speaking, Arsenal should not really be the favourites to finish above Everton and qualify for the Champions League for the 17th season in a row. The Toffees are thge form team and if they win all their games they will finish above us.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have been in terrible form and cannot afford a single slip, but that seems to have been forgotten by the bookies and football pundits. Gary Neville, never the biggest fan of the Gunners, even admitted in a Sky Sports report that he thinks we now have the edge over Roberto Martinez and his players. What a difference a couple of games make, eh?

Arsenal star fears FA cup will be spoilt by top 4 failure

The high of Arsenal reaching the FA cup final and having a great chance to put all the media talk of a trophy drought behind us, could be seriously diluted tomorrow unless the Gunners see off a West Ham side that has been in decent form recently.

A win over the Hammers will put all the pressure back on to Roberto Martinez and Everton, who are now pushing us hard for that fourth place finish and our German striker Lukas Podoldski is well aware that failing to secure that final Champions League place would be nothing short of a nightmare, as a Sky Sports report reveals.

Owen helps Wenger with backhanded Arsenal compliment

Owen on Arsenal by Ash

Michael Owen is known to be quite a controversial figure amongst the Arsenal fans, whether it be on the pitch or more recently off it with his media outbursts and regular columns. However this time I think he has said something very worthy that the Gunners should take note of.

In a Daily Star report he is recorded stating, “If Arsenal win the FA Cup and get fourth in the league, from my point of view it would be a good season. I said at the start of season they’re a step away from the title. I don’t think their players are of the level of City, Chelsea and Liverpool’s.

It’s all about relief for Arsenal and Wenger

It will not surprise many of you Arsenal fans out there to hear that Arsene Wenger was one very relieved Frenchman after Lukasz Fabianski had become the hero for the Gunners in the penalty shootout victors over plucky Championship side Wigan Athletic.

It might not be overdoing it to suggest that the Polish keeper’s two saves will be the difference between Arsenal having a new manager next season or not. I think most of us and the football world believes that Wenger would have punched his clock at the Emirates if we had failed to win the cup and secure fourth place.

Arsenal here on merit and DO deserve this FA cup trophy!!

Arsenal deserve to be in this FA Cup semi-final! by Ash

There have been a couple of comments on a few Arsenal articles of recent weeks, as well as reports in the mainstream media that Arsenal fans should not be entirely proud of their achievements to get to this stage at the FA Cup, where the other big clubs have prevailed, because Arsenal have had an element of luck in the competition. However I in fact think the exact opposite is true and, although it would be right to suggest that The Gunners have achieved some arguable ‘luck’ at this stage, considering we are the only real major top flight club left in the competition from the Premier League, Arsenal certainly have not had it easy getting here. In fact, no team has had a harder set of draws.

Arsenal still favourites for FA cup and top four!!

There are certainly doubts about whether Arsenal have the players, mental strength and whatever else is needed to finish the season strongly. But it appears that most of those doubts are in the minds of Arsenal fans themselves. Of course, we are a lot more reason to be nervous than the neutral, but a look at the odds tells you that the bookies, who do not tend to make many mistakes, have more belief in the Gunners than most of us do at the moment.

Szczesny says Arsenal experience will see them keep UCL spot

Most Arsenal fans have known this for some time now, realising after the 6-0 defeat against Chelsea that our title challenge for this season was completely over. Some persisted to believe and I think the players were especially led to believe they could overturn the odds however if you know Arsenal like the most of us do then defying the odds is not exactly Arsenal’s thing.

Ramsey ready to inspire Arsenal to forceful finish

It is hard for Arsenal fans to find any positives to take from yesterday’s dismal defeat at the hands of Everton, especially as it has put us in very real danger of dropping out of the elite European competition that is the Champions League.

There were a few positives, though, which we can look at in the cold light of day. Wojciech Szczesny put his recent shaky displays behind him and kept the Gunners from getting another heavy drubbing, while young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also found his form again and looked dangerous when he came on. But by far the biggest plus point was the return of our star man Aaron Ramsey.

Has Martinez handed Arsenal the perfect job application?

After another disappointing summer in the transfer window, Arsenal fans were grinding their teeth in frustration, which then turned to anger after the Gunners were beaten at home by Aston Villa on the first day of the Premier League season. Then Arsenal went on a fantastic run and it looked like we would enjoy a really successful season, but we are back to square one.

What missing top 4 could mean for Arsenal

Morning Arsenal fans, but it is certainly not a good morning. The result was bad enough, but the poorness of the Arsenal performance against Everton has made us all very worried that the Gunners will finally relinquish the Wenger cup and find ourselves out of the Champions League next season. So what exactly will that mean for the club?

Nothing is decided yet and Everton have some really tough games left to play; with Man City, United, Southampton, Palace, Sunderland and Hull who could all do us a favour. But for the purposes of this article, I am going to assume that they beat us to that coveted last European place.

Has Champions League money eclipsed Arsenal ambition?

Is the economic advantage of the Champions league the main focus for Arsene Wenger? by Ash

Some will say that the Champions League is worth around an extra £35 million a season, which if all reinvested into a top player can make the difference for a team. Sadly in the past, Arsenal were not able to do that because of financial constraints regarding the Emirates Stadium pay off. However with that now sorted Arsenal are able to compete to greater heights in the transfer market, but we still need to get the job done on the pitch. The problem is if you slip out of the top four suddenly that money disappears, along with participation in the competition, meaning that as a club you no longer have that prestigious competition on offer to the world class players you may be looking to buy.