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  • A Yahoo! User Feb 13, 2014 10:12 Flag

    Arsenal will never get a better chance.........

    ................ to win the league and. FA Cup double. Our last two games would have been very damaging but Chelsea dropping silly points in their home game against West Ham and away at WBA let us off the hook big time. City's draw vs relegation threatened Norwich also came at the right time for us, I think if both title challengers had taken full points out of their games, it would have been very difficult to catch them this season.

    I hope Wenger forget the CL dream this season and focus solely on the league and FA Cup competitions. Sunday's 5th round tie against Liverpool is now massive for use as either Chelsea or City won't make the next round meaning either of the two sides will be the only strong side standing in our way if we go past Liverpool, Wenger should make sure that the players know this and field the strongest side available on Sunday. What we can't afford to do is get distracted by CL where our chances of going through to the last 8 is very very low. This is where a top manager earns his corn by making the most out of his squad, Arsenal simply don't have the squad to mount challenges on three fronts and this unfortunately means forgoing CL dream for another season and concentrating on viable targets - the league and FA Cup. We have shown that we can play for boring draws and as long as we avoid getting beat by City and Chelsea in the games against them, we will be fine as a point off the top isn't much. Both City and Chelsea still have to play Liverpool away from home, City also have Man U away. Okay I know Man U have a slim chance of getting anything out of the City game but you never know with derbys, anything can happen. Our other remaining fixtures in the league are winnable games as long as we avoid defeats against our close rivals.