No pressure lads, but nothing but a win will do

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Things are looking a bit hairy in the league, aren’t they?

Wenger’s assertion that “we are in a strong position in the Premier League” will face a massive test tonight, when we face Everton at Goodison Park. To be honest, title talk should cease forthwith; it’s just too far-fetched to think we can hit title form and for the other four teams ahead of us to simultaneously hit the buffers.

We’ve hit a mini-patch of better form, true, during which we have not lost in the league for eight games and have won four league games on the nose, but to say we are setting the world alight with the way we are playing would be fibbing like billy-o.

We’re still four points off fourth, though interestingly, it’s not Villa we’re now chasing but Chelski. But whoever we’re chasing, anything other than a win makes our catch-up job that bit harder, even if there is still plenty of time for things to change.

Winning tonight, given the form of this side since August, would be a wonderful result, especially so since Everton are defensively so tight. They have let in just one goal in the last six league games, so you can see what we have to do to come out with all three points. Lawro has predicted a 0-0, and while I’m not going to make a proper prediction, I do predict that there won’t be many goals.

As well as creating more chances, we have to actually take the ones that come our way.

When you put it like that, I don’t know what all the fuss is about.


Arsenal since about 1979. Thick, thin and all that.