Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Wenger - December Is Crucial

Wenger - December Is Crucial

Le Boss says that the true title contenders will emerge in the next 3-4 weeks. Many people had already written Arsenal out of the title race when we drew our opening 2 games and lost our third. An amazing vein of form followed, including a victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Young Guns gave us all an insight in to what we can expect in the future and we were all of a sudden back in the title race.

A 1-1 draw at home with Everton and a 0-1 loss away to West Ham and we were all of a sudden out of the title race again. Now, after a 3-0 thumping of Liverpool at home we are once again back in the title race.

The next month sees Chelsea travel to Manchester United and Arsenal visit the blue half of Fulham. Le Boss says that the title contenders will emerge from this, although he is still refusing to write off Liverpool: "At the moment Manchester United have a particular advantage.

"But Chelsea have had some impressive scores recently. With the goal difference between the teams it is very tight and it is very, very early as well.

"In a few weeks we will know more. Chelsea play Manchester United and afterwards we play against Chelsea.

"There are Champions League games in between as well. Once that little marathon is over, the ones who survive this period will be No 1."

Well monsieur Wenger, lets get our skates on and do to Chelsea what we have done to United and Liverpool.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Tuesday November 14 2006
Time: 2:42PM

Comments

0
Thats the last time I write a piece after Mr stillman!! lol
simmy8_2000
14/11/2006 14:48:00
0
i have to agree with le boss, he is afterall a wise man.. i reckon a draw between those 2 and we beat chelsea will see a big change, but it is also the games after that. cech is a big loss and away from home during winter months will show for chelsea just how much he was worth for keeping the clean sheet when your players can't hit the back of the net.. i think arsenal are growing at home and with players coming back, we are gonna improve on our form even more.
PUREGOLD
14/11/2006 14:49:00
0
I think he meant that December was crucial 'cos without it our kids wouldn't get any Christmas presents and January would be upon us too quickly.
hatespur
14/11/2006 15:25:00
0
a present as in liverpool and we get to see the jingle bell song ?
PUREGOLD
14/11/2006 15:27:00
0
isn't every month crucial?! droppng points at ANY time is always bad!!
BaldyYid
14/11/2006 15:31:00
0
It makes me laugh when manager's say that any particular month is crucial. As you have said, there are plenty of points to play for every month. Let's face it, if you win every game in December and go top of the table and the lose every game in January you aren't going to win the league.
hatespur
14/11/2006 15:36:00
0
yeah but hatespur, things start to shape up from december, and the team tat has the momentum going into the new year usually has the advantage, think of it, if arsenal dun drop any points in dec-jan period, and united and chelsea do, and if we are champions come may, we will remember this period as the crucial time in our title win..
luckys_10
14/11/2006 15:50:00
0
I think his point is more that the top teams play each other now. The champions always go to their rivals and get points, if you look at all the prem champions, their season's are always shaped by big wins over their rivals. e.g 2004, we beat Chelsea twice and they finished 12 points back, but had the results been reversed......we still would have done them on goal difference!!!
Little Dutch
14/11/2006 15:57:00
0
AW is not saying that every month doesn't count. He said that the next month is crusial because it is the period the big three on top of the league meet.
vitdacnet
14/11/2006 16:00:00
0
yeh but i had this thought LD, the last two years, united have won almost all matches against the big teams, and dropped points against the smaller teams, i just hope that doesen't happen with us..
luckys_10
14/11/2006 16:02:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger Charged Following Burnley

The Football Association confirmed yesterday evening that manager Arsene Wenger had been charged following his 'push' on fourth official Anthony Taylor.

Arsenal Trio In Team Of The Week (24/1/17)

Arsenal are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Wenger Reflects On Burnley

Having covered his tunnel escapes previously on the site and the subsequent confirmation of his FA charge, manager Arsene Wenger gives his thoughts on the match itself.

Inter Milan Making Room For Alexis

According to Gazzetta dello Sport Inter Milan can be added to the list of clubs - including Chelsea, Juventus, PSG, Man City & Bayern Munich interested in signing Alexis.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:
Cech17%
Gabriel0%
Mustafi5%
Koscielny5%
Monreal0%
Ramsey0%
Xhaka11%
Iwobi5%
Ozil5%
Sanchez52%
Giroud0%
Sub - Coquelin0%
Sub - Welbeck0%
Sub - Bellerin0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 12:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 12:30PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Sultan Ibrahim1
2.Adeshina Micheal1
Write for Vital Football