Well the luck still runs for Arsenal, that cannot be bad
Arsenal are one lucky team! After that shameful shameful draw with Norwich last weekend that made manager Arsene Wenger lose his cool with his own boys for the first time this season, the Gunners live to fight for third, another day. How? Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled that Arsenal have been given another final chance to be guaranteed of a Champions League position, but I don’t quite know how it happened. Norwich at home should have been a walk-over. Given the other results of the weekend, Arsenal should have already been guaranteed of third position, but somebody somewhere did magical uchawi and that already shameful third position is somehow still ours to lose.
After the draw I already began to prepare myself for Thursday night football because not only did I expect Spurs to beat Aston Villa on Sunday; the odds of Chelsea winning the Champions League were and still are 50/50!
This weekend we are away to West Brom and if we mess this up, then we deserve Thursday night football. I just wish Wenger had been tougher on the squad this season. I was actually shocked when he didn’t find an excuse to Saturdays draw like the ref or the pitch. I guess when you concede three clear goals, any excuse would have sounded flimsy. I guess Wenger knew, and we all did on Saturday evening, that the odds of Robin Van Persie staying with Arsenal not in the Champions League would have been zero. And the way he carried his daughter on his shoulders and gave a lap of honour, looked like a goodbye to me. Now that we have a chance of Champions League football, I hope the flying Dutchman will reconsider.
Anyway I’m glad the premier league is going down to the wire; it’s more exciting like that. Any of the two Manchester clubs could win the league; even though as it stands, it’s City’s to lose, while any team between Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle can finish third. Chelsea can no longer finish fourth, but the fact they are in the Champions League final, means whoever does finish fourth, will still find themselves outside of club footballs premier competition. The other battle is between Bolton and QPR. One of them can still be relegated and with QPR facing Man City this weekend, the odds of them losing that game are high. But Bolton could still lose to Stoke, giving QPR a lifeline! Excitement galore!
Finally, to all those Arsenal fans who are saying we should not support City to win the league because Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri are there; I don’t care about the two. I do care about the hundreds of Manchester United fans in Nairobi who will make my life miserable if they get a 20th title on Sunday. (Tee hee) Talk to me on @CarolRadull on twitter or Carol Radull on facebook.