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Fabregas - Let's See What Happens

Fabregas - Let's See What Happens

The sense of belief that has materialised around Arsenal Football Club over the past few weeks is palpable, with players and fans alike suddenly coming to the realisation that, despite the crippling injuries we've suffered, we're still actually in with a shot of winning the title.

As a species, the football fan is generally over-optimistic, believing that all is possible when it sometimes clearly isn't (see Spurs fans for reference), but we Gooners have suffered so many set backs and situations where we've appeared to have 'bottled it' that we've become a pessimistic bunch by nature, but we're just now starting to believe again.

Central to Wenger's push for the title is one Cesc Fabregas, midfield magician, leader of the club, talker of sense, and now, grounder of feet.

Whilst we're all getting pant wettingly excited at the thought of getting our trophy back, Fabregas, rather sensibly is thinking about the next game, and nothing more, refusing to get ahead of himself. And with a run of Villa, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool coming up after the Bolton game this Wednesday, you'd have to say he's right.

'I'm sure other teams will think the same as us, that they can win the league, but there will be no team that wants it more, that's for sure,' said Fabregas.

'Let's not get carried away. There are many, many games where you can lose or win points. So we have to go game by game, that is what we have done until now and we must carry on like that, then we will see what happens at the end.'

It seems like such a long time since we were in a position to really challenge for the title that it's difficult not to get excited, but the players have to remain focused and the fans have to stay behind the team.

But if we can come away from that important four match run with nine points ..... then I'm going to really struggle to heed Cesc's words



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday January 19 2010
Time: 9:54AM

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If we come out of that spell five points behind, we've still got a great chance with the run in we've got. AW appears to have looked at United's blueprint of last season of beating the bottom 10 home and away and you're most of the way there. I think that explains why we've been a bit more gun-ho with the 4-3-3, we know we can approach the vast majority of our games with a "if you score two we'll score five" kind of approach. It's come unstuck against the better sides, but most of the Premiership won't be able to live with us when we play to our strengths and attack. Given our form against the bottom ten or so clubs thus far, the run in is good to us even if THAT four game spell isn't.
Little Dutch
19/01/2010 10:13:00
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It's very tight and none of us look unbeatable - but we are competing which is more than many would give us credit for at the beginning of the season. Every title winner has needed that little bit of good fortune at key points. There doesn't seem to have been too much of that going for us this season but Cesc is right that we need just to play each game as it comes and see where that takes us.
Amos.
19/01/2010 10:14:00
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After Bolton the games against Liverpool & Man United at home and Chelsea & Villa away what is a realistic target or what would we be happy with. If we can exit those games with no more than 1 defeat i would be happy. 7 points maybe?
paul_ownz
19/01/2010 10:51:00
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7 points would be doable ... though I think we'd need to beat Chelsea amongst that lot.
Rocky7
19/01/2010 10:55:00
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To add to that, i would like to think we could win our two home games and a draw or win at Villa possibly. Chelsea away depends on who plays for me. Will we have song, will they have Drgoba etc.
paul_ownz
19/01/2010 11:02:00
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Personally I think these games are coming at the perfect time for Arsenal. Villa and Liverpool are both stuttering. With Gerhard and Torres missing and Villa not able to buy a goal these days its the perfect set up. United are not the United of old and you can see it on the pitch as well. If you stop Rooney from being involved they fall apart. Chelsea for me would be the only game I would say OK we could lose this one. The way we are playing am I crazy to think we could come through those 4 games with 10 to 12 points?
Trennon
19/01/2010 11:06:00
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What a player is Cesc, hes special. I think the next few games we have coming up will really see if were in with true title winning chance, I hope to god we can win them games and finally win a trophy! Tbh, the way we are playing at the minute and if we can keep our good players fit then i think we have a brilliant chance.
bear.imp
19/01/2010 11:15:00
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If Ivory Coast get to the Final of the ACN, Drogba will be suspended for the game against us. Though on the downside it would mean we won't have Eboue!
Little Dutch
19/01/2010 11:29:00
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GOONERS UNITE BEHIND TUNISIA!!!!!!!!!!!!! If they beat Cameroon then Song will be back for the FA Cup game against Stoke.
Trennon
19/01/2010 11:31:00
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God dam it LD you got my hopes up there ... Arsenal facing Chelsea without Eboue? Forget it.
Rocky7
19/01/2010 11:44:00
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