Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool
If we’re not officially second yet, we’re so close we can sniff it: We’d have to lose both remaining games, and let Man U reclaim 13 goals on us in the goal difference stakes, to fluff our lines now. If – when – we do it, it’s another magnificent achievement from the boss and the team, who despite criticism from some quarters, have led us to the Champions League for the eighth consecutive year. With an average gate five other sides can better – roughly the same as that of underachieving Villa – and a debt that would make MG Rover blush, we’ve punched above our weight again. 80 points and counting – amazing.
Yesterday in short – excellent first half in which we should have scored more, followed by a period of indifferent form after a deflected goal, then a last minute goal to win it. We deserved what we got, as did Liverpool, who packed the midfield and left their number five up front on his tod. Luckily, predictably, he played like a traditional number five playing on his own up front, and did nothing of note.
So on to Wednesday, our last home game of the season. It’s flown, again. And as some people have pointed out, it’s the last time we will wear red at Highbury.