If ever there was a time for the Gunners to display their psychological fortitude it was against Villa on Saturday. On the back of a torrid week, in which Arsene Wenger was chewed up and spat out by the football media, his players stepped up to the plate when he needed them most. Although it wasn’t the routinely polished performance we’ve come to expect from the Gunners it did highlight their resilience and strength of character. Even when Santi Cazorla’s opening goal was cancelled out in the second half they didn’t lose faith and the Spaniard eventually conjured the all important winner to relieve the pressure on Wenger’s shoulders and send a wave of relief around the Emirates Stadium. The North London club may have endured some gruelling trials in recent months, no more than in the last seven days, but this could be considered a major turning point in their season. It’s now up to Wenger to keep rebuilding the blocks.
This week on FFC can Wenger lead the Gunners out of their current rut and which Brazilian star could be heading to North London in the summer?
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Quote of the Week
“Man City is not out of reach. It could be a tight fight until the end. I’m not sure it will only be a fight with Tottenham,” he said of a potential battle for fourth place. “I’m not sure the other places are not reachable. Chelsea are just ahead and even Manchester City is not out of reach. It could be a tight fight until the end.” Arsene Wenger is adamant a second place finish isn’t beyond Arsenal this season