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November 13, 2018

What a debilitating week it has been for the Gunners

Manchester City's Fernandinho (2nd R) kicks to score his second goal against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England, December 14, 2013.
Manchester City's Fernandinho (2nd R) kicks to score his second goal against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England, December 14, 2013.

The CEO of The Star Newspaper William Pike has a great sense of humour. That is confirmed by the fact that you are reading Gunpoint! I was so sure he was going to fire me last week because he is a Tottenham supporter. The drama started on Saturday evening when he sent me a text to say he was supporting Arsenal to beat Manchester City supposedly because City had humiliated Spurs a couple of weeks ago. I told him that Arsenal did not need support from Spurs fans and that we could “deal” with City ourselves! Lo and behold he replied that he had “cursed” the Arsenal result!

Imagine how thrilled he was after Arsenal were smashed by City. But at least we managed to score three while Spurs were really smashed by City – 6 nil to be precise.

But my weekend drama with my big boss didn’t end there. Before the match between Spurs and Liverpool on Sunday I sent a text to Monsieur Pike cursing his result. And we all know how that match turned out. Yes, I had to rub it in! 5-0 loss to a Liverpool side that Arsenal had just brushed aside at the beginning on November. But let me stop hating here as my contract with the Star can still be revoked.

In fact Monsieur Pike, I do wish Spurs all the best this season and I really do hope that they manage to qualify for a Europa spot. If I sound like I’m rambling it’s because I am trying to avoid the fact that Arsenal’s reign at the top of the English Premier league is under serious threat. We, as The Gunners, have been enjoying ourselves up there with points to spare but one more loss and we’re done! And to be facing a Chelsea side that’s just two points behind us is scary; I must admit. Chelsea have been so unpredictable this season with losses to funny teams.

I believe they crashed out of the Capital One Cup midweek because they were focusing on Arsenal. How I hope that back fires! I am a nervous Gunner though as the forces of nature seem to be trying to fight us. Arsenal being drawn against Champions Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League is another reason why I’m so unsettled.

It’s hard to believe we have been on top of the premier league without a top striker in the side and if Arsene Wenger wants to earn the respect of millions of Gooners worldwide once again, then he needs to invest in a sharp-shooter in January.

Hopefully it won’t be too late to rescue our league season, but it will be a must if we are to get past Bayern in Europe. Once again our health is in Wenger’s hands and he had better take care of us.

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