We are now well in truly into the business end of the season. Expectations are recalibrated as we are at the races for a Premier League top-four finish after teams around us hit a few speed bumps.
Good day one and all…
We are just catching our collective breath after what has been a very eventful weekend in English football and here we go again with Arsenal hosting Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium tonight.
The Gunners come into this match off the back of beating the Saints without much ado. It was a result that see us now on an unbeaten run in our last 13 PL home matches (W11, D2), of which the last seven are consecutive wins. Now this will not make good reading for our visitors. The Cherries are winless in February and have lost their last eight away league games. Failed to score in five of their last six on the road and are also the least likely to produce a vintage rear-guard action as they conceded 23 goals in that eight match losing streak.
However, even if their form won’t improve and despite what Eddie Howe says, it’s unlikely that they’ll get dragged into the relegation battle as they have benefitted from a great start to the season. Does all this mean this will be a cakewalk or do they got a classic smash-and-grab on the road left in them this season?
Well, best not to tempt fate and get ahead of ourselves because the wheels might be rattling on the Howe bandwagon but they are not off yet.
Arsenal is known to crank it up at the Emirates, only Mancity has better home for than us over the last two seasons, and seeing that the Cherries are of the worst travelers, their lack of confidence and apprehension could likely prove to be a problem for them… but it will still require us to step up!