Here’s how the stars of Arsenal Fan TV are calling this year’s title race
They’re known for their bold, controversial and sometimes crazy opinions on the state of their club. But without a shadow of a doubt, the stars of Arsenal Fan TV are some of the most passionate, loyal and knowledgeable fans in the country.
You might not agree with them a lot of the time, but they’ll certainly entertain you.
And with a potentially season-defining clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea coming this weekend, there really wasn’t anyone else we wanted to get in touch with than some of the faces that are attracting thousands of views on their channel each week.
Nine points currently separate the Gunners and the Blues. Arsene Wenger’s men did have the chance to close that gap to six in the week, but defeat to Watford meant Chelsea could pull one point further away.
That loss at the Emirates meant Arsenal drifted out to 20/1 to win the league – the longest they’ve been all season.
So with 15 games still to play, we’re asking one question…
Is the title race over?
You won’t want to miss some of the answers…
Teams have dropped bigger leads in Premier League history than the nine points Chelsea have and though it’s hard to see them surrendering that lead, nobody would’ve been able to see Newcastle throwing away a 12 point lead in ‘96 and United collapsing with an 11 point lead in ‘98.
Truthfully, before the Watford defeat, I would have said Arsenal winning the title is possible.
After that defeat, I would say it’s improbable, but if we go and lose to Chelsea, it’s impossible.
A victory at Stamford Bridge is our only hope of hanging in with a slight chance, but even then with the lead they have and the competition around us, unfortunately I think we’re going to be left disappointed in the league again this year.
Verdict: Arsenal’s title race will be over at 2:15pm on Saturday afternoon.
The league is not over.
Arsene Wenger is the best manager in the Premier League, and if the best footballing team won the league every year, Arsenal would have won it 20 years in a row.
Chelsea are a tinpot club who owe Roman Abramovich £1.2bn. They have already peaked this season and are not as good as everyone is making out.
They’ve also benefited significantly from not being in Europe this season (we’ve played eight more games than them).
There’s still a lot to play for and in Alexis Sanchez we’ve got the best player in Europe who’ll hopefully tear Chelsea apart on Saturday.
We’ve scored a huge amount of away goals this season – 27 in 11 league away games, averaging 2.45 per game.
And that trend has also been followed in other competitions too. David Luiz will not know what’s hit him this weekend.
I thought the title race was over for us after we lost to Man City in December.
We’re just playing for pride on Saturday.
The title race is over for Arsenal.
They could go and beat Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham away but it’s out home form that will let us down.
Everything about the Watford game summed up our performances at home this season.
A slow start, poor defending, missed chances and wrong managerial decisions. Unfortunately the manager won’t change anything, so another couple of losses and draws are on the cards at the Emirates, and we’ve got a lot of tough away game still to play.
Man Like Memz (@AFCMemz)
It’s last chance saloon for the Gunners.
Win this and we still have a slight chance of winning the league.
Lose, and it’s goodbye to the title for another season.
We also caught up with fan group, AFC Fans Corner (@AFCFansCorner_) for their verdict. Here’s what they had to say…
No, I don’t think the title race is over yet.
However, while everyone else keeps slipping up, Chelsea just keep motoring on.
It’s hard to see where they’ll lose enough games for the others to catch up, and that’s without taking into consideration the inconsistencies shown by the challengers so far this season.
Arsenal must win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday just to keep the question of the title race being over or not valid as far as I’m concerned!
They’ve had their say, so now we want to hear from you. Who do you agree with? And just how important is Saturday’s game against Chelsea for Arsenal’s title chances?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or via @Ladbrokes!
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