Sunday, November 16, 2008

Arsenal suffer another blow

Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa

Despite their impressive win against Manchester United last week, Arsenal once again failed to maintain the consistency required to challenge the EPL title. They suffered their 4th defeat this season when they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa at home. This is undoubtedly a major setback for them in the league this season. After their win against the Devils last week, they looked as if they are back on track as their victory is then followed by another stunning 3-0 victory against Wigan by their youngster.

A friend of mine, who is an Arsenal fan, was delighted after their win against Man United and he asked me whether is Arsenal back on track after the win. My replied was... they need more consistency if they are to mount a title challenge(as Liverpool have shown this season). It has proved that they are just lacking it to stay up there as their terrific wins can turn into miserable defeats in a sudden! I wonder how many defeats they are going to suffer as the season goes on. In fact, they did not have a good game yesterday, they failed to settle into their passing game policy with some awful miss passes – something that is not expected from the Gunners. In fact, the margin could have been more if Ashley Young didn't has his spot kick saved by Almunia. With that, leaders Chelsea and Liverpool are now 9 points clear of them. So, is their season over?