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Clearly the recent points dropped against QPR and Wigan could proof to be expensive and it seems we have no reason for excuses given that we don't compete for trophies any longer and don't have a fixture back-log and have a relatively healthy squad.
Finishing 3rd is of paramount importance since we will possibly use the excuse of not knowing whether we will qualify for CL football if we finish 4th to not do anything in the transfer market until it is too late.
This makes the loss to Wigan even more disappointing and we had been warned by their result against Man U. It seems to some extend we still miss the killer instinct of being up for playing the smaller teams when it matters most.
Some will try to blame the fact that we have Wilshere out, or Mertesacker injured.
The truth is, our squad does not have sufficient depth to cope when a few players are out.
The fault lies with Wenger and the board.
Both Wigan and QPR played a fair footballing game, so they can't blame physicality either. Even if they did, we've known our squad wasn't built to cope with physical teams a couple of years ago, when Stoke were beating us. If that hasn't been addressed as a problem, then who's to blame for that?
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The fact Koscielny and Gibbs were out injured for the Wigan game is more to the point. Arsenal had to field a defensive unit unused to each other. Naturally some will say they should gel instantly and play as though they had grown up together, and their parents were Tony Adams and Steve Bould.
Some are rather f*cking DUMB after all.
That said. Wigan are playing some wonderful stuff and fighting for their lives and have beaten both Lpool and United before taking Arsenals scalp.
The Arsenal lads seem to think the 5 point cushion means their season is over. They have achieved all they can this season. Unfortunately there are still enough games left for that to change.
It is a dangerous line they tread. It's more down to the mindset of those on the pitch than their ability or anything to do with Wenger. As much as some may like to wag their ill informed and ill judged pinkies.
I'm f*cked if i would want the 'support' shown by some of these Arsenal fans if i were a player i tell thee.
F*ck off and watch cricket again.