What a difference a week makes. We now sit in 2nd place, 1 point behind Manchester City and they’ve got a game in hand. The result of our 4-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, which quite frankly looked like men against boys.
We lost to the better side, but it’s frustrating when your opponent is the “footballing equivalent of Lance Armstrong” (Elliott Ross). But if we’re being honest with ourselves, the title was lost (if it is indeed lost) with 3 successive draws, against teams we should have beaten.
So where are we now? Guaranteed of finishing above the Tiny Totts and all but assured of Champions League football. Arsenal could still win the league but City would have to drop points, which seems unlikely, given their form, and the ease with which, they substitute one £50+ million player for another.
Regardless, the Bay Area Gooners will be at Maggie’s for all of the remaining 5 matches. As we have been (pandemic non-withstanding) since 2006. Tomorrow it’s a floundering, loathsome Chelsea. Kickoff is 12pm.
Let us know if you’ll make it on our the Bay Area Gooners Facebook page.
Coming to America
As previously mentioned, Arsenal are coming to America. The Gunners have added a match in New York against Manchester United to their preseason tour, and the previously announced Washington DC date against the MLS All-Stars.
If you are an Arsenal America member, you received pre-sale ticket information already. Please select Bay Area Gooners as your designated branch during the AA membership process, as it really does benefit us.
I won’t be at the pub for tomorrow’s match as I’m still recovering, but expect me back in the pub for Newcastle.