I’m not really sure why I’m even writing this today! My anger and negativity towards my beloved Arsenal is fucking leaking all over the place.
Two games in a row where we were comfortably in the lead, in control of both games and yet we end up just about getting draws. The boys had so many goal scoring chances against Palace yesterday that it was criminal that they failed to score more than one. Add to that some atrocious defending and it was a recipe for disaster.
I said in my pre-match to expect a draw and that’s exactly what we got. Pardew came to defend and perhaps score on the break and we allowed them to do that, it sums up our season perfectly. It was so frustrating to watch and our tactics or lack of, just added to my disappointment.
I’m not going to analyse the game in depth, what’s the fucking point. We gave away two important points and now find ourselves in our usual fourth place….. but even that is at risk this season with United breathing down our neck.
Five games remaining and the team have to get maximum points now to avoid United overtaking us, they are just four points behind and just hitting a run of form. We entertain West Brom on Thursday, another manager in Pulis who knows how to park the bus and who could also come to the Emirates and leave with a point, although they did lose to Watford at the weekend.
We’ve had some poor seasons in the last 10 or 11 years but this season has frustrated me the most. It was a season when we truly could have won the EPL. With City, United and the Chavs all experiencing a bad season, we were possibly the team who could have taken advantage of their dip in form. OK, Leicester happened and they have got through the season so far with only three games lost, but we were the architects of two of those defeats.
But I’m going to leave it there, I said yesterday in the pre-match that we should leave the judgements about the season until it’s over and to keep behind the team till the end.
Now I know why I shouldn’t have started this post, my feelings are leaking like the fucking Titanic and it’s not good. Let’s just see if they can salvage something from the next five games……………. let us keep some hope of a third place finish, because I think that’s what we’ll need to guarantee CL football next season.