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Arsenal pressure WILL tell on Everton

When Arsenal went behind tonight to West Ham, scant minutes before the halftime whistle, nobody would have been happier than Roberto Martinez and his Everton players. But that joy was not to last for long and, just as Podolski’s quickfire leveller knocked the stuffing out of the Hammers, I think it will do the same for the Toffees.

They are now in a position where they have something to lose, knowing that they cannot afford one slip-up and that they must win every game, because the Gunners now look like they will. We have renewed confidence and all four of our remaining matches look very winnable, whereas Everton host an in-form Crystal Palace, Man United and Man City as well as travelling to Southampton.

How Arsenal’s race for the Champions League looks now

Why we will finish in the top 4 by KJ

After Everton’s win yesterday, there have been many worries that they could pip Arsenal to the top 4, with them being only 4 points behind us as well as having a game in hand and a game against us at Goodison park. However, I don’t think they will and I’ll explain why.

The result against Man City, although confirming that the Gunners won’t win the title this season, does mean that we can play for the draw against Everton at Goodison and with our remaining fixtures being extremely easy, we are the favourites to finish providing we get that result. Here is our fixture list to show you how easy it is after that game vs Everton this Sunday:

Anything to say about Arsenal today Scholes?

I could not believe the amount of support that Arsenal fans gave to Paul Scholes after the former Manchester United and England midfielder laid into the Gunners this week. It was an unprovoked and savage assault on the club, players and manager and lots of you said he was right.

Well I wonder if those same fans are as quiet as the ginger nugget is today. Yes he had a point after Chelsea inflicted a third heavy Premier League defeat of the season on us, but it was not a fair and reasonable assessment because he picked the bits he wanted and completely ignored anything that may have gone against his biased and blinkered argument.

Why Arsenal must NOT focus on FA cup alone…

We need continued focus in both the EPL and in the FA cup! by Ash

I have seen countless people say that Arsenal should forget the Premier League and just focus on the FA Cup now, however this is most certainly not the right approach to take.

After witnessing yet another high scoring disaster against Chelsea at the weekend, I think our title hopes are certainly dead and buried now, even if Vermaelen wishes to say otherwise. Seven points behind the leaders, whilst Liverpool and Manchester City continue to stride forward, I think the most we can aim for is third place at least. Although I think fourth is more a reality, Arsenal still don’t have it easy and we cannot afford to give up on the Premier League and put all our efforts into an FA Cup trophy instead.

Why Arsenal can thank their lucky stars

Lucky, lucky Arsenal by Sam P

First of all, let me make it clear that Arsenal have not had a lucky season! Injuries, cup draws and refereeing decisions have consistently been against us and the weight of all that has finally told. But maybe the football gods have got bored of kicking us and Arsene Wenger around because, as bad as it seems now, Arsenal have a couple of big reasons to feel lucky.

Arsenal can beat rivals to this Inter Milan star

Kovacic a potential Arsenal star? by Ash

Late March and the transfer rumours are doing their rounds once again and today Arsenal are being linked with Croatian starlet Mateo Kovacic. The Inter Milan star may still be a young talent with a lot of development still ahead of him as a player, however according to the Daily Express he could be one of Arsene Wenger’s top summer targets for Arsenal.

The report goes on to suggest that Arsenal could be joined in the race by fellow Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United in the battle for the youngster, however I think Arsenal stand a major chance in this deal, providing there is some truth behind it.

Can Arsenal really relax about Champions League spot?

Do Arsenal really have a top four place confirmed? by Ash

After beating our great North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur in a 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday, there have been a few suggestions that Arsenal have confirmed a top four finish with 5th placed Spurs currently sitting 9 points behind. A win for Arsenal has placed us back into the top three, level on points with Liverpool, however I still think there is a little more left to be considered that what the media has given us.

Could Arsenal really forgive and forget with RvP?

It is fast becoming the Elephant in the room for Arsenal fans. Robin van Persie I mean. According to all the papers, the Dutchman is not happy at his new club Manchester United. He was happy when he picked up a Premier League medal last season, but the Moyes takeover and United’s struggle to obtain European football are the last things he thought would happen.

How rivals could help Arsenal to win Premier League title

When we hear about a tough run of games in the media, it always seems to be Arsenal that they are talking about. But that just does not make sense. Apart from the cup competitions, we all have to play the same teams, home and away, so just how much worse is our impending fixture list than our rivals?

Well we do have another tough period coming up, that’s for sure. Four Premier League games in a row against teams currently in the top seven is no picnic, but that is about it and the last five games are the sort we have been winning all season.

Have Arsenal already got new striker for next season?

I know that there are some Arsenal fans who are still far from convinced that Olivier Giroud has got what it takes to be a Gunner. They took his recent dip in form as proof of this, while dismissing his comeback performance and two goals against Sunderland. Unfortunately for them, Arsene Wenger picks the team and he seems determined to stick with the former Montpellier man.

But with sackfuls of cash to spend and Nicklas Bendtner surely set to leave the club, Wenger is believed to be in the market for a striker or two in the transfer market. Maybe not though Gooners. Because there are a couple of players already signed up with the Gunners who could provide great competition, cover and support for Giroud.

Was FA cup win the springboard for Arsenal success?

How can Arsenal build from the Liverpool result? by Ash

Without trying to go on about it too much, Arsenal managed to resurrect their ambition for silverware this season with a vengeful victory against Liverpool. The 2-1 result in Arsenal’s favour didn’t see a vital 3 points go to the Gunners but it did see progression to the next round of the FA Cup, a competition Arsenal must take seriously this year. And it was a big step towards putting the Anfield game behind us.

Have Arsenal really got their confidence back for Liverpool?

Whatever you think about why Arsenal seemed to accept a point at home to Manchester United on Wednesday, it does mean that the Gunners did not lose two football matches in a row for just the second time this season. The previous time was against Napoli and Man City and we followed those games up with a cagey draw against Chelsea.

With Liverpool coming to the Emirates on Saturday, Arsenal know they have got a tough job on their hands to get through to the last eight of the FA cup. After eight years without a trophy, the FA cup is a huge competition for us this year, so maybe it was better to ensure that we didn’t lose this week.