The title of this post even looks stupid to me and I'm writing the thing! The question that I would like to put to everyone reading this is,
Are Arsenal involved in the title race or are they out of it?!!
The reason I'm writing this is because of a drunken rant/argument/quarrel/disagreement between me and a pal last night that went on for about an hour and my poor other mate was just sat for the most part in silence for the duration, every now and then chipping in his opinion and agreeing with me!
My friends view basically is on the fact that he thinks Arsenal have blown it and that won't even finish in the top two. By all account's we are finished and ManUSA and Chelski will finish above us. In his simple mind Arsenal are now out of the title race and can kiss goodbye to the Premiership.
His other view is that we are over because we have an ego-maniac as a captain. He hates Gallas as much as I hate Robbie Keane at Spuds (By the way, my mate is a Spud!) In his eye's Gallas shouldn't have been made captain after the way that he spoke of Arsenal in the summer, basically saying he mugged us off. He also added that only Gallas would demand the number ten shirt because he is the best!!
Well my friend, Gallas was offered the number ten shirt because if a striker wore it next they would be compared to the legend that is Dennis Bergkamp. By giving Gallas the shirt, it meant no comparisons could be made as Gallas is a defender and Bergkamp was a striker therefore no pressure on him wearing it.
As for you saying that Arsenal are no longer in the title race, go see a shrink!!! The last time that I checked the league table Arsenal were top. Where are Tottenham? I admit that Arsenal are going through a bad patch at the moment and that this is the worst possible time for it, but the fact that we are top of the league with ten games to go surely means that we're in a title race!!!
The simple fact is that the title is in Arsenal's hands. It's ours to throw away. If we win every game that we have remaining this season we are Champions. There will be many twists and turns left in the run-in, and plenty of surprises. I'm not saying that we are guaranteed to be champions, but we are in the title race mate!!
I understand that you have never seen your team in race for the title, and have never felt that excitement but don't take it out on me and my club. Your club won a trophy last week and I congratulate you for that. You definitely deserved it. But don't spit your jealousy at me pal. I'm lucky that I was handed a chance to support my club, you drew the short straw.
But I ask anyone who reads this.....
Are Arsenal in a title race or not?...........
Keep it Goonerish........