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    If Chelsea were to drop points soon and allow Arsenal into a genuine position (3 points away) of fighting for the title, do you think that the team would continue in this form?
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    (Original post by Icecream1)
    If Chelsea were to drop points soon and allow Arsenal into a genuine position (3 points away) of fighting for the title, do you think that the team would continue in this form?
    Arsenal aint got no chance, it's over Chelsea has won it.
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    (Original post by Icecream1)
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    We still need to play some scrappy games, as well as play United (away) and Chelsea. Call me a pessimist, but I can't see us getting any more than draws in those two fixtures, and it would take an insane level of bottling from Chelsea for us to catch them. If they win their games in hand, they will be 10 points ahead, so even if we manage to somehow beat them, we will be 7 points behind. The form is nice, but only because it means we stay ahead of the Manchesters.
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    (Original post by al_94)
    Arsenal aint got no chance, it's over Chelsea has won it.
    (Original post by Arkasia)
    We still need to play some scrappy games, as well as play United (away) and Chelsea. Call me a pessimist, but I can't see us getting any more than draws in those two fixtures, and it would take an insane level of bottling from Chelsea for us to catch them. If they win their games in hand, they will be 10 points ahead, so even if we manage to somehow beat them, we will be 7 points behind. The form is nice, but only because it means we stay ahead of the Manchesters.
    Yeah, I'm playing devil advocate because Arsenal are the team that are glorious in defeat. They play really well and perform when it doesn't really matter anymore. I think the team has improved but its the same thing of needing serious re-enforcements to put in a title challenge.
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    Big win today; probably was the toughest must win game remaining seeing as we don't count Chelsea/UTD, but hopefully we continue form and finish strong at the end of the season.

    FA cup is ours.
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    (Original post by AR_95)

    FA cup is ours.
    lol you are strong favourites of course but you can't say that you've won it already. You haven't even reached the final lol

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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    I swear you originally offered them 1000 before they got pissy and threw a tantrum? £45 is really not worth it tbh, although you get a lot less from that amount as an Arsenal fan. Yeah I hope to see you and Ipswich making the playoffs, and one of you making it up (although it seems almost impossible for you, but highly likely for Ipswich).



    No, it's not.
    We offered them 1000 with escorted travel which they refused so we offered them 500 tickets without travel restrictions.

    I'm more annoyed that I swapped my shift to go to that match, now I have to work tonight until 8am whereas I would usually finish Saturday nights at 10pm.
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    (Original post by TornadoGR4)
    We offered them 1000 with escorted travel which they refused so we offered them 500 tickets without travel restrictions.

    I'm more annoyed that I swapped my shift to go to that match, now I have to work tonight until 8am whereas I would usually finish Saturday nights at 10pm.
    Wow, unlucky about that :/
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    I hope man United and city draw today but I hace a feeling that Man United will snach the three points
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    Hoping for a city win today as United still have to play Chelsea, means I can hope for a united win against Chelsea without worrying about them leapfrogging us
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    Need a City win the most, otherwise UTD will leap frop us
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    Ignore Arsenal's crowing: they're a fourth-place team making a well-timed run into second place

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    Also it's no coincidence that Coquelin has been getting MOTM awards so often. He's been one of the best DM's in the league this season, albeit playing less games but has definitely been the most consistent. I remember someone saying "all he does is run around and tackle" which isn't true as we've seen the season progress. Iirc he he's at the top (or close to) for most interceptions, whilst also having a high pass completion percentage (83%).
    He's only 23. Whether people think he'll die down next season that's one thing, but he still has a lot of scope to improve even more.

    Would like to see him square off vs Matic

    Ramsey 2 goals, 3 assists in the last four games is quite the feat too.
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    Chelsea fixtures:
    -A QPR who are fighting out of relagation- Predict L
    -H ManU have been in good form- Predict D
    -A Arsenal best form Mou>Wen- Predict W
    -H Crystal palace in good form -Predict W
    -A Leicester fighting to keep in bpl - Predict L
    -H Liverpool - predict W
    -A West brom -Predict W
    -H Sunderland unpredictable - Predict L
    Current 70pt Predicted 83

    Arsenal
    -H Chelsea- Predict L
    -A Hull - Predict W
    -H Swansea - Predict W
    -A ManU - Predict D
    -H Sunderland - Predict W
    -H West brom - predict W
    Current 66 Predicted 79

    We have left our good form a bit late and Injuries is not an excuse since it happens every season, Gabriel should of been bought at the start the season and I think if Coq did start he wouldn't be the same, whatever happened at Charlton worked, however if we had any intention of challenging for the title then we would of signed a DM at the start, however we went into the Epl with Arteta in is non natural position and 3 CB's (We were aiming for a top 4 finish)

    But I believe If Wenger beats Mourinho team and gets 3 points at old trafford (against a team who wants to make redemption) then we deserve the title.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Also it's no coincidence that Coquelin has been getting MOTM awards so often. He's been one of the best DM's in the league this season, albeit playing less games but has definitely been the most consistent. I remember someone saying "all he does is run around and tackle" which isn't true as we've seen the season progress. Iirc he he's at the top (or close to) for most interceptions, whilst also having a high pass completion percentage (83%).
    He's only 23. Whether people think he'll die down next season that's one thing, but he still has a lot of scope to improve even more.

    Would like to see him square off vs Matic

    Ramsey 2 goals, 3 assists in the last four games is quite the feat too.
    I'd say he's more similar to Schneiderlin than Matic, though he doesn't quite have the passing range or vision yet. Proving to be a very good player though, and at 23 a lot of room to improve. Don't see why you'd buy Schneidy unless wanting to replace him, and for me you have bigger needs.
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    (Original post by Jgco2chem)
    Chelsea fixtures:
    -A QPR who are fighting out of relagation- Predict L
    -H ManU have been in good form- Predict D
    -A Arsenal best form Mou>Wen- Predict W
    -H Crystal palace in good form -Predict W
    -A Leicester fighting to keep in bpl - Predict L
    -H Liverpool - predict W
    -A West brom -Predict W
    -H Sunderland unpredictable - Predict L
    Current 70pt Predicted 83

    Arsenal
    -H Chelsea- Predict L
    -A Hull - Predict W
    -H Swansea - Predict W
    -A ManU - Predict D
    -H Sunderland - Predict W
    -H West brom - predict W
    Current 66 Predicted 79

    We have left our good form a bit late and Injuries is not an excuse since it happens every season, Gabriel should of been bought at the start the season and I think if Coq did start he wouldn't be the same, whatever happened at Charlton worked, however if we had any intention of challenging for the title then we would of signed a DM at the start, however we went into the Epl with Arteta in is non natural position and 3 CB's (We were aiming for a top 4 finish)

    But I believe If Wenger beats Mourinho team and gets 3 points at old trafford (against a team who wants to make redemption) then we deserve the title.
    I don't really get the last 2 bits saying that we've left it too late, when your predictions show the title being decided based on one game (i.e. you have Chelsea beating us to win the title by 4 points but if we beat them we'd win by 2 points).

    Oh and there is no way Chelsea will lose to Sunderland at home, they're the worst team in the league right now by some distance.

    Tbh we should be aiming for at least 80 points, that would mean winning all our easier games and avoiding defeat to United and Chelsea or beating one of them, something that we could definitely achieve
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    (Original post by samba)
    I'd say he's more similar to Schneiderlin than Matic, though he doesn't quite have the passing range or vision yet. Proving to be a very good player though, and at 23 a lot of room to improve. Don't see why you'd buy Schneidy unless wanting to replace him, and for me you have bigger needs.

    Yeah his avg passing length isn't too high but we don't need it to be. A problem we had earlier in the season was carrying the ball forward after Arteta's injury meaning our attacking play was limited. I guess it didn't help at times when we were missing both Ramsey and Wilshere to play B2B though. Coquelin is very secure with the ball as opposed to Flamini who at times we'd see bomb forward and become dispossessed. He slows down play/makes the safe pass when needed the most I.E the opposition are pressuring our midfield and that's what we've been struggling with for a long, long time.

    I wouldn't say he's more like Morgan because he shows more attacking intent than Coquelin does. Morgan's passing and vision is definitely better than Coquelin's and we need a good ball distributor to essentially replace Arteta. Coquelin is only 23 so I wouldn't bank on him having as good of a season next year so he'd very much fit being either an impact sub to slow the game down/set up defensively, or just a rotation option.
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    You guys need to pipe down about the title. We're still hypothetically 10 points behind ffs.
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    The title isn't going to happen unless something outstanding happens.

    That being said Chelsea's two games in hand are against QPR away and United (albiet at home). It's not unthinkable that they could end up dropping points in both games, leaving us potentially 5 points behind and still to play them at home. I'm certainly not going to say we can win the title, because it isn't in our hands, but all we need is two results to go our way and suddenly it's not so crazy.

    Also, if we're going to challenge next year we REALLY need a new keeper, one who can pull off some outstanding saves when it matter. De Gea has probably won United at least 10 points this season with some of the saves he has made, Ospina and Szs will never be able to reach that level, which is gutting considering Szs and De Gea were practically identical in terms of stats last year. I'd love nothing better than us to buy Lloris for like £25mil from Tottenham, just as a **** you to put them back in their place. Forster or Cech wouldn't be bad options either if they become available.
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    Signing Schneiderlin will only end Wilshere Career,
    Coquelin deserves to be a first team player.
    I reckon quick fix DM to play as an impact sub would be upgrade on Flamini such as Lucas Biglia then hopefully Bielik rapidly grows into the mould of Viera
 
 
 
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