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A Season Too Soon

A Season Too Soon

I come before you fellow Gooners to inform you all that Arsenal will NOT win The Premier League this season.

That's right, Arsenal wont win the Premiership this yea, it's a season too soon. I said at the start of the season that we would not win it this year, but that we would next season. And, after little over half a season, I stand by what I said.

When Arsenal have been on form this season, they've been out of this world. No one could touch us. No one.

But We are still a very young team, and our inexperience will be our only downfall this season.

I can't look at any one player and say 'he hasn't been good enough this season.' Everyone has been excellent to date, and will continue to be so.

The only thing lacking is consistency, but that will come with experience. Players like Fabregas, Adebayor, Walcott, Clichy, Flamini, Djourou and Bendtner are all incredibly talented, but all need that little bit more experience to display the consistencey needed to win the Premiership.

Our football has been better than anyone in the Premiership this season. The only thing seperating us and united is that word I keep using - experience. Even Rooney at 22 has been playing first team football for 6 years. Then they have players like Scholes, Giggs and Ferdinand who know what winning titles is all about.

So I predict that United will win the title by 5 points this sesason.

I hope I'm wrong, of course I do. But I that is my honest opinion.

But fear not, for next season will really be one to remember. I fully believe that we will destroy everyone next year. We'll smash records, tear teams apart like they're wet paper and we'll then dominate football for a good few years.

Fabregas and Flamini will have had a full season to develop their partnership, as will Toure and Gallas. Eduardo will be settled and fingers crossed, Van Persie will be able to stay fit.

But back to this saeson briefly. I do think that we will win something. IF we beat Milan, we can win the Champions League. The Italians may be sitting mid-table in Serie A, but they've got a fantastic pedegriee, and are one of the toughest teams in Europe to beat.

Without wanting to sound like a Spurs fan, We'll do it next year...

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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Monday January 21 2008
Time: 9:13PM


very realistic look on the things simmo, but knowing your predictions, I have a sneaky feeling we can sneakily sneak one.
21/01/2008 21:24:00
Sadly, I agree. If, somehow, would could have carried that amazing form on all season, then we would have walked it, but I just get the feeling that we aren't mentally there yet. But that's ok, all I ask for is that season by season, we improve, and the titles will eventually come. I've heard many people say that Arsenal need to win something this year, I say *********. If we're getting better year by year, we'll be more than ok!!
21/01/2008 21:24:00
We have 15 games left and I think we can challenge until the final weeks, but will probably need to lead again to win. we need manure to drop some points within the next few PL matches. and we'll be in with a great chance
21/01/2008 21:38:00
ManU are a slicker outfit at the moment but not without their weaknesses. Logically it is a season too soon and we have overachieved in terms of expectations but the players are more than half a season more experienced now and there are some key turns on the rest of the road. Much will depend on our away games at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge and the home game with Liverpool. Do well in these and we might well produce an outcome that we didn't anticipate before this season kicked off. Whatever happens this season we will have shown we are in great shape for the years ahead.
21/01/2008 21:46:00
Great dig at the Spurs fans there. :) Bravo!
21/01/2008 21:48:00
we are the mighty gunners ... and the fans should get behind the team and we should be encouraging the team that they can do it ... sorta disappointing and ******s me off that this is how some fans are thinking ... u can say we will do it next season and say that its a season to soon, were level on points have a great team and can win the league .... bout time everyone stops saying were a young team ... they are professional footballers on more a month then i will earn in a life time .... this season we will win the league!
21/01/2008 21:53:00
I'm more in the half-full camp on this. ManU have been strong, true, but the later part of their campaign, like Mar-Apr, is truly tough. Like Amos said, the toughest (on paper) games would be Liverpool at home, ManU and Chelsea away, otherwise ManU have a tougher fixture list in that crucial period. And I also agree with Arsene in saying that the cup runs will affect the league title race greatly in terms of building belief, fatigue, injuries, etc. It's simply too soon if not impossible to tell. And based on Simmo's prediction record, I'm glad he's not too optimistic for this year. :)
Lou the Gunneress
21/01/2008 22:00:00
I admire your optomism Achilles, but what I will say is that I will support the team this season as passionately as I do every season, that never changes, but I just get the feeling, and that's all it is, a feeling, that we are a little bit lacking. There's nothing wrong with optomism, but at the same time there's nothing wrong with realism and honesty either!!!
21/01/2008 22:01:00
Blue is the colour
21/01/2008 22:15:00
Oh look.....BITC has found a new way to get across his boring predictable point. The old adage applies here, "you can't polish a turd".
21/01/2008 22:17:00
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