If everyone who read this was put in a room and asked to raise a hand if they believed that Arsenal could still win the league I doubt there would be many hands in the air.
Mine would be. Just. Because it maybe hard to believe but I honestly feel that we can still do it.
Yes it will be hard, extremely hard. Yes, it may seem impossible, extremely impossible but it isn't over until the fat lady sings and although I'm sure I can hear Susan Boyle on the radio I prefer to say she is big boned.
Of course we will have to do it the hard way. We have to rely on Chelsea and Manchester United dropping points (and they will) but after the Liverpool game we have a run-in that doesn't strike the fear of God into me.
Chelsea and United have a far tougher ending to this campaign and as long as we keep on winning our games then we have a chance.
Today's performance from the boys was in stark contrast from the United game, albeit both ended in defeat. The effort and demeanour cannot be faulted. In fact I only felt that we lost the game because of the usual mistakes we have failed to learn from; sloppy defending.
Against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United you cannot get away with these mistakes. Luckily for us we don't have to play either again (in the Premiership) this campaign.
Other than the mistakes for the goals I don't think we did a lot wrong today. We played well and as long we keep playing like that then we will have a very good end to the season. In my opinion Drogba was the difference, pouncing on our indifferences.
Had Drogba been wearing a red and white shirt today I've no doubt we would have won. Yes Wenger should have rectified that we needed a striker in the transfer market but at the end of the day he didn't and it may cost us. It may not.
The run of games against Aston Villa, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool was a real test to our title ambitions, so far we have come up short. However, victory for us against Liverpool and if results go our way on Wednesday it could put things in a more positive light for us.
Manchester United go to Aston Villa and Chelsea travel to Everton. Do you think those games are certain wins for either of our title rivals? You may say we look far from certain to beat Liverpool at the moment but this is my point; we have to do it the hard way.
We had it in our own hands before this testing run of games. As I've said, we come up short and appear to have fucked ourselves. We have to rely on others slipping up, not ideal I know, but we are not out of it yet.
Of course I'm gutted that we have lost again and I'm sure the media and many others (including some Gooners) will cum in their pants at the thought of Arsenal blowing their own load a bit early (again) in the season but we have to still believe we can do it. Even if that seems a little mental.
Even if there is just a little smidgen of belief hold on to it because strange things can happen in football. I believe we can still win the league this season. I just hope some others do to.
Keep it Goonerish..............