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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


Thats the last time I write a piece after Mr stillman!! lol
14/11/2006 14:48:00
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.
14/11/2006 14:49:00
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.
14/11/2006 15:25:00
a present as in liverpool and we get to see the jingle bell song ?
14/11/2006 15:27:00
isn't every month crucial?! droppng points at ANY time is always bad!!
14/11/2006 15:31:00
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.
14/11/2006 15:36:00
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..
14/11/2006 15:50:00
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
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.
14/11/2006 16:00:00
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..
14/11/2006 16:02:00
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