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Student Grant Sees Gunners Top Class

So Grand Slam Sunday drew to a close at shortly before 6pm, and saw The Arsenal resume top spot in the league.

The latest 'test' placed in front of the Gunners, recently shorn of their unbeaten record, has been faced, placed and chased. We remain top.

With so much build up this week to both fixtures, it was entirely to be expected that both fixtures on this Sunday would be tight, low-scoring affairs, and so it proved.

With today's early fixture seeing ManYoo see off Liverpool to leapfrog the Gunners at the top of the table, a statement of intent was needed, and the red and white pride of london responded, with Cap'n Bill Gallas proving the decisive difference between the two sides.

Arsene Wenger feels that despite the resumption of our position at the summit of the Premier League, the title is still there to be won by any of the big four of ourselves, ManYoo, 'Pool and Chelski. Le Prof said,

There is nothing decisive, but at the moment the most consistent are Manchester United and Arsenal.

Liverpool have lost many points at home, they need to come back but are still in contention.

Chelsea showed they can still fight for the championship.

Such is indeed true. I think it was Petr Cech (though I'm not really sure, but hey, who gives a rat's arse...) who said in the lead up to the game that it was who was top after Christmas who would have the best chance of winning the title. Well, we've seen off the blues (something long overdue), still top of the pile, and Christmas will be upon us soon. Let's hope we're sitting pretty after the festive period, and that little pearl of wisdom was right. Nobody's out of it yet, but in this league, you can't afford to find yourself too many points off the top, as although not impossible to work your way back into the title fight, you're then relying on the teams above you slipping up to provide you with the opportunity.

17 games down, and we're not doing bad for a team who was tipped by everyone to struggle. With RvP, Cesc, Flamini and Hleb back from injury, Bendtner showing very promising signs and Theo getting himself more involved all round the pitch, it bodes well for a busy Christmas schedule.

Good to be a Gooner? It surely is.

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Date:Sunday December 16 2007
Time: 10:13PM


well done today 1-0 against chelesa
16/12/2007 22:25:00
Should have been 3-0!!
16/12/2007 22:49:00
our midfield was clearly not on top form so im glad that chelsea were weakened without terry drogba and essien im dying for bendtner to get more chances in the next three games !!!!~
16/12/2007 23:34:00
Has anyone seen BITC(H)? Is he off crying to his mama after his chelski lost?
16/12/2007 23:57:00
With Spurs and 2 tough away games to Portsmouth and Everton (respect to both teams, they've been playing well, together with Man City the surprise package this season) coming up, we'll certainly see mostly youngsters/fringe players at Blackburn on Tue. Bendtner and Eduardo up front; with the likes of Denilson, Gibbs, Song/Diarra and Gilberto in midfield; Senderos, one of Kolo/Gallas, Traore and Hoyte (where's he been btw?) at the back; Fabianski in goal, with an even younger understudy goalie and some key players on the bench. In the same period until the end of the year, ManU will face Everton (h), Sunderland (a) and West Ham (a). So we pretty much have to aim for at least 4-6 points from 9. I say bring them all on!
17/12/2007 00:09:00
Not sure how bad Eboue's injury is. This type of injury could potentially be quite bad according to this: Glad Theo's coming back soon according to, maybe on Tue. But would rather have him up front than in RW.
17/12/2007 00:23:00
I want nothing less than to MURDER spurs! I bet those spuds in vital tiny tots before the match are thinking they can beat us, being all cocky because they are on a two game winning streak in the EPL. I mean, these are the same spuds who don't give much respect to Villa and Man City, even though they are playing well and are well above spurs.
17/12/2007 00:43:00
Louisa, Eboue deserves the injury, he so often tries to injure other players its time he got his own medicine dished out to him, hes been incredibly reckless in the past few games. He was lucky not to be red carded against Boro, and he was lucky against Chelsea.. Surely he cant be the best RW we can get..
17/12/2007 09:13:00
I frankly thought Eboue was faking his injury. It's not beyond him, you know! I really love the boy, but why won't someone, anyone, tell him to cut the crap and just get on with the ball?
17/12/2007 10:00:00
Where oh where is BlueIsTheColour? I have two words for him: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
17/12/2007 11:26:00
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