Top Four Looks Probable Now.

Good morning Positives.

It’s been a while and to be honest, given the current state of the world, I’m fining it hard to see the importance of football right now. However, if you can turn your thoughts toward Arsenal, things are looking up in a big way recently. Perhaps , as we can do nothing about the war raging, the diversion should be welcomed for the state of or mental health.

In this podcast, we look at our top 4 chances and the prospects in the 3 games coming up next week, all while yours truly eats a large portion of humble pie.

Pedantic George

18 comments on “Top Four Looks Probable Now.

  1. Also very glad to see Ehab safe, and despite all the disgusting horrors and corruption of the world, the podcast back. Footballs small beer, like all culture, its just we tune out the everyday horrors mostly and blow football out of proportion and endlessly project onto it other values as a way of adjusting and trying to overcome to our daily struggles?
    However football does bring people together( for that which we call good and bad)and friendship is always important, it certainly helps you through bad times, to some degree or other and the internet proves that humans are in some endless conflict and involved in the will to power ( yawn).

    However the internet also shows that we can be friends and meet up and share similar values and to me thats really important.

    Certainly we will see an interesting run-in to the end of the season.

    You guys take care.And keep on keepin’ on!

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  2. …and a big banned smiley in response: just what the Doc ordered! Cheers George, it was great to hear it!


  3. Jesus spuds are all over manure creating chance after chance can’t see them not scoring


  4. Shit pen and Kane scores


  5. Thank god utd are good going forward because their defence is shit 2-1 up


  6. I have to keep saying this but beware the bend unraveling. We are NOT favourites for top four.
    Our run in is twice as hard as the spuds
    We have to chelski, spuds, Southampton, Newcastle, West ham, villa and palace away from home and Liverpool and manure at home.
    We also play Leeds and Everton at the end of the season both who have new managers and we have no idea what their form will be.
    Even with yesterdays game going our way we still have the hardest part of the season to come.
    Even today’s game against a very inconsistent Leicester could be very difficult. Vardy always scores against us and they are a different side with him in.
    We also have to take into account our small squad and the massive effect a few injuries could have.
    We are in a good position yes, we can get top four yes but to look at just the table at the moment and nothing else is very narrow minded the picture is much bigger.

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  7. Nice to see Partey on the old score sheet. And all victories are welcome! I seem to recall Vardy turning us down saying theres nothing happening at Arsenal…

    Have a nice evening guys.



  8. Looked very accomplished today. Starting to feel like a decent team.


  9. COYG

    My wish at the start of the season was for more goals. The Hale End graduates have been key to the good football, the goals. the Anelka windfall heh. but it’s been a team effort. credit to the team.

    Today’s goals whilst not us brilliant as the goals against Watford with the clean sheet this two goal addition to the GD is a big bonus. looking at the table GD could count as a point come the end of the season.


  10. so with AFC in 4th having played 26 games, we have 36pts to play for, with games against top 4 rivals, Man Utd, West Ham and Spurs, we would need a maximum of 25pts to guarantee a top 4 place, if we beat spurs in our yet to be rearranged game.


  11. Arteta on the win, Partey, Odegaard, Ramsdale
    Rob Kelly 13 Mar 2022

    Mikel Arteta was a happy man after we made it five wins in a row by beating Leicester City on Sunday.

    The boss discussed Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, the top-four race and more.

    Read on for a full transcript:

    on Thomas Partey’s goal…

    Yeah, he almost scored shooting, he had great shot that hit the crossbar so he was involved in both goals, the header that he won on the penalty as well and the other action where he had the shot. You can see he was voted Player of the Month, he’s come a long way, he has the consistency of the minutes, he understands what we want much better, his cohesion and understanding with the rest of the players is getting better and better and now it’s about consistency and keep doing it

    on our consistency…

    This is what all the coaches want and they understand what we want to do and they can do it at a certain speed as well, but then it gets more complex because you need the right timing, the right technique, the right quality, the right decision making, but you could see today there were moments that when it clicks everybody is on the same page and they all look for the same things, it’s very important

    on Martin Odegaard’s form…

    He was terrific again today in every aspect of the game, what he had to do in defending, when we were high, when we were deep, in build-up phases, in the final third, the way he understands and manages the game when needed. I think he’s come a long way since his arrival, he’s showing great maturity and responsibility on the pitch and he makes the other players better I think.

    on if we got a bargain with Odegaard…

    I don’t know, it’s still a little bit early to say that! But we were certainly convinced that a player that could fit in our club, in our model, that he has every value that we want from the players to represent this club and then he has the qualities for what we want to do and we are really happy with him.

    on the value of our players being happy…

    It’s the way it should be! I think if the players representing the club are not happy, as the people who we are responsible for them, I think we have to go somewhere else because we are doing something wrong. They have the joy and the privilege to be football players, they have to enjoy it, it’s what the purpose of what they do and now you can really sense they are having a good time together, they enjoy playing football with this freedom, they can express it and it’s all about that.

    on whether Liverpool will be a big test for us on Wednesday night…

    That’s a different level now, and we have to take the game into a new standard to have a chance to beat them, and we know that. Tomorrow we are going to start to prepare how we can beat them, and how we are going to start believing that we can beat them, which is crucial to be able to beat them.

    on Ramsdale producing great saves against Leicester this season…

    I think we had a great save. I think with Barnes’ header in a crucial moment when we were one-nil up, that’s when you need your goalkeeper to come out and get you out of trouble, and he certainly did it again today.

    on Partey’s great run of form, and what Mikel did to help him…

    Probably being on his neck everyday, because he needs it a little bit. It comes from the player though I think. We discussed it in the press conference the other day a little bit, but I think when a player accepts their reality, and when a player accepts that – OK he wants to be in a different position – you can’t expect that (change) to happen if you don’t change anything that you do. So he has started to do many other things, and you can see that he is enjoying being on the pitch, and this is what we want.

    on whether he allows himself to look at the table and believe we will hold on to our current position…

    I look at the table with the games that we have remaining. We know where we are now, but we have to look forward. We have to look at what we do, focus on our performances and prepare for the next match and that’s it. Because the rest is just guessing. I’m not a great gambler, I never have been and I don’t want to gamble.

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  12. The trouble is Ed that a massive if, how often do we beat the spuds at their place. Going on history it’s more likely to be a draw.
    This Wednesday is massive if we can get a draw against Liverpool that would be fantastic and then pray Brighton get something against the spuds.
    I don’t think the bookies see it like that though according to them both results will go against us.


  13. So, who is Mane going to assault in the first 5 minutes and get away with it?


  14. well ian if we were to lose to spurs we would need a maximum of 28 pts from the other games


  15. Liverpool will be even more pumped up after City result. However well done Paddy.


  16. you know something that grates my gears, when someone says Arteta is doing well for a rookie manager, stop this shit, he is Arsenal Manager, judge him on that, not how fucking long he has been a manager. Is he doing well for an Arsenal manager. That is the only criteria I care about.


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