Arsenal

Arsenal Are There For The Taking

Wound licking is fine, but it ought be a swift business, preferably with the taste washed down with copious amounts of booze and then it’s time to move on. Moping around pondering might have beens and whining about substandard officiating won’t get either the baby washed or one’s grubby paws on that gateway to unimaginable riches that is the 4th spot.

Arsenal’s success this season has in large, been down to their consistency. Fundamentally they haven’t been a patch on Arsenal sides of yesteryear. Of course they have punished a good few sides, but no one of note. Like Tottenham walloping Wigan, it’s great for morale, but hardly sets you apart from the herd. Beating Portsmouth on a green ice rink would have, but hey. Arsenal were nothing short of humiliated against Barca, so it’s all about even on that front.

The so called talking point about tonight’s game is this rather tired Sol Campbel business. What should I say? I see a handful of unimaginative Spurs fans with an axe to grind and a once great player who now has, ‘issues’.

No, the talking point for me is the absence of a decent striker among the Gunners and an embarrassment of riches among the Lilywhites. If Tottenham cannot outscore Arsenal it will be nothing shy of a rum do.

Come full time tonight and irrespective of the result, there will be talk of ‘a season collapsing’. What is essential is that Arsene buys in some Champions League quality and Harry does not automatically slap For Sale signs on the bonnets of all his players.

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