Arsenal only have a squad capable of challenging effectively on one front

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Time to make a sacrifice at Arsenal?

Date: 12th February 2014 at 6:02pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

The cup competitions make it look worse than it is. Well, for now. Arsenal’s “death run,” the one which will without question derail their title ambitions and leave them scraping the barrel for a place in the top four, only really comes into effect in March, when back-to-back Premier League games sees them face Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Everton. What is true, based on the wackiness of this season, is that last weekend’s result against Liverpool will for the most part be forgotten if Arsenal beat Manchester United tonight. It will take them above Chelsea in the league, with Sunderland, Stoke and Swansea as the next three league fixtures. The problem, though, is the cup competitions. Arsenal emphasise the importance of the Champions League, not as another means to ending the trophy drought – I don’t believe there are too many at Arsenal who believe this team to be complete enough to challenge Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and the other English clubs on the European stage – but instead as a way of maintaining a status ... Read More

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