There’s been some doomerism this week, including me at times. The result against Southampton should have been better, we had the chances during the game but fate and a very good goal keeper meant we only came away with one point. Not worth trying to analyse it, just get up off the floor, wipe the blood from our faces and get back in the fight.
I’m sure Wenger will be analysing some of our performance, the misplaced passes in midfield, the inability to get a goal and how Southampton were able to press high and contain much of our play.
All is not lost, we travel to the south coast this weekend to play the Cherries and have to get maximum points if we are to stay in the race. Then the following week we host Leicester, a chance to close the gap at the top. Here is how I see the potential to go top over the next two game weeks……..
All top four teams play each other, Man City entertain Leicester this weekend, we entertain Leicester and the Spuds play away to City the following weekend, a very crucial time for all four teams. It could go good for us but it could go bad, a good scenario would be this:
First weekend:- Man City and Leicester draw and we get three points at Bournemouth. Spuds beat Sunderland at home, would leave the top four looking like this….
Following weekend:- City and Spuds draw and we beat Leicester, which would then leave the top four like this if we’ve improved our goal difference over Leicester….
That would be the best scenario for us…… any different ie: us losing points and we will be in a fourth place battle with Man United and the Spuds will increase the gap between them and us. If the Arsenal don’t want to win the league, the least they can do is make sure we finish above the N17 wankers.
So, working on the basis that the above results are correct, we need to then push on and get some good results. The boys will still need to play at White Fart Lane, Old Trafford and the Etihad, where any gains over the next two weeks could easily be lost.
Whatever happens, as long as we stay in the top four race, it’s going to be an interesting end to the season. COYG’s.