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Belief Is Growing. Corner Turned?

Belief Is Growing. Corner Turned?

After a multitude of false dawns this season that saw us threaten to turn our season around, four wins on the bounce leave me feeling that we may actually have done it at just the right time.

If anyone would have told me just 10 days ago that we`d take 6 points out of 6 against Tottenham and Liverpool scoring 7 goals in the process I`d have suggested it was time for the men in the white coats to take them away and give their noggins a good looking over, but here were are, in a little under 7 days having done just that.

There are many Gooners out there who seem to take some kind of perverse pride out of slating the club, the players and the staff and then showing up and saying "I told you so", yet when the boys are doing well they are nowhere to be seen.

I wouldn`t go as far to say that I slagged the team off, but I definitely questioned whether Arsene Wenger was still the right man for the job. And while I wouldn`t say we`re in a position where we could be a successful club, we`re on the right track.

We do still have to change our stance on transfers in the summer I feel, everything isn`t hunky dory just because we`ve won a few games, but with that aside I feel there`s a belief coming back into the side and back to the terraces too.

I don`t know about you guys, but even as late as the 90th minute I still felt we`d win today. Just a gut feeling (which is nothing more than a guess), but even having these gut feelings mean I`ve got more of a belief in the boys.

There`s still a long way to go and things still do need changing up in the summer, but we`ve given ourselves not only a real chance of Champions League football next season, but also of overhauling Spurs, and whilst finishing 3rd over 4th doesn`t mean that much, finishing above Spurs would be hilarious after the grief they`ve given us over the past few months.

And if we go on do this, the Arsene Wenger needs a massive amount of credit …. Not to mention an apology from me.

S - Sorry for the lack of a match day discussion thread today, in my eagerness to get to watch the game I forgot to post something before I went out.

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

Date:Saturday March 3 2012
Time: 5:12PM


Rocky, I admire your belief but until RVP scored his winner I could only see us losing that game. Wave after wave of Liverpoo attack with the ball zinging back and forth across our box? We need to thank the Gods for that win, because I'm starting to believe that RVP is the illegitimate son of Zeus. We'll need to play much better than that to nail down 4th, much less overhaul Spuds for 3rd.
Wyn Mills
03/03/2012 17:23:00
I mean just how slow are our players to react to the rebound from Chesney's save? I don't mean to be overly critical but we need to see more urgency from some of our guys if we're going to do this. To many players standing off and ball-watching for my liking.
Wyn Mills
03/03/2012 17:35:00
Didn't see the game then Rocky? lol. We were just awful apart from a few moments of class from the extremities at either end of our team in chesney who was phenomenal and Van Persie who was lethal when presented with the highly limited chances. I appreciate the result is everything when going to places such as Anfield and I am chuffed to bits with the result, but I won't let it cloud my judgement over yet another pretty dismal showing from the bulk of the 1st team, it was everything i was fearing we'd return to following the imposters that hijacked the dressing room last week. We literally looked like Pat Rice had gone in 2 mins beforehand and rocked all the hammocks cooing wakey wakey. We were timid, lacklustre, unable to impose ourselves in any way, benny and rosicky back to being anonymous as our MF were utterly owned time and time again. We could easily have lost that by 3-4 goals with posts hit and gifts spurned by the scouse, let's not kid ourselves too this is the most average Liverpool side I've witnessed for many a year. If we do get 4th it will be more down to chavski melting like a chocolate saucepan. Still all complaints aside a winning goal against the grumpy dwarf Dalgliesh is just as sweet in it's own way as thrashing the cock to within an inch of it's life last week (yeah yeah cue the you do that every night comments! )
03/03/2012 17:39:00
We've turned so many corners already this season that we should be aware that we made to turn a few more to reach the home straight. The manner in which we've won the last two games could add a crucial ingredient to the side though - hopefully they will keep the squad, and fans, positive when in tough positions in future matches.
03/03/2012 17:42:00
On a side note, both Szczesny and RvP (as always) demonstrated a level of class and maturity in the post-match interviews that is extremely rare in football. I feel we're very lucky to have such great characters, with winning attitudes, at our club. RvP's mentee, Benik Afobe, seems to be following in this regard. Great to see.
03/03/2012 17:48:00
We havent turned any corners till we do this for a season...
03/03/2012 18:03:00
Smash and grab. We don't need any more belief what we need to do is work hard. We showed we can work hard in the NLD, so I don't see why we can't do it every game. Simple things like not losing the ball from our throw-ins or challenging for the ball on theirs.
Arsenales F.C
03/03/2012 18:06:00
I think the two go together, Arsenales. The more we believe we can win, the harder we will work to make that happen. Earlier in the season we were playing with just a timid resignation.
03/03/2012 18:11:00
03/03/2012 18:15:00
Our midfield was overrun for most part and the only time we looked stable funnily enough was when Diaby played his (last?) 27 minutes for us. Alex Song has developed into a deep lying playmaker and the value of Bacary Sagna to Arsenal is immense. Both of them need new contracts as well apart from Captain fantastic ofcourse. RvP is a machine, more power to him. Great win. Onwards and upwards.
03/03/2012 18:21:00
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