Premier League 2018/19: The Fight for a CL Spot

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevius, Aug 9, 2018.

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Where do you foresee us finishing this season?

  1. 1st

    3.8%
  2. 2nd

    3.8%
  3. 3rd

    25.8%
  4. 4th

    34.7%
  5. 5th/6th

    31.0%
  6. 7th or lower

    0.9%
  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Reminds me of the run-in in 12/13 where the team had a terrible away record until the spring, then they grinded out a bunch of 1-0 and 2-1 wins at previously tricky away grounds like Sunderland, Swansea, QPR, Fulham, West Brom and Newcastle. Something similar is required this season.
     
  2. field442

    field442 Abandoned Emery because of Lacazette

    If Utd drop points against Everton I think 75 should be enough. I reckon Utd will beat Chelsea and at best draw with City so if they drop points at Everton 75 will be their maximum (if they draw at Everton), as will Chelsea’s. In that scenario and considering our GD three wins should be enough to get 4th.
     
  3. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Similar but now we have a Europa competition added with a realistic chance to win it. Definitely the most exciting run-in in a while. Every fixture is make or break.
     
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  4. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Stuck in the friend zone

    Don't think that Utd will be problem.If they get more than 5 points in those 3 games,they can be happy.

    We still can afford to drop points in 2 games,which is good.If Chelsea don't win at OT ofc.
     
  5. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    At this stage, I'm not looking at the other teams because we still have to take care of our own business. We have a game in hand on Chelsea which only means something if we win it. It will be good to have some winning 3pm Saturday games whilst those around us hopefully cancel each other out in later fixtures. Third spot and the EL trophy is our aim now.
     
  6. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Fair play to sp*rs. Great performance. A lot of comments about the horror of them potentially winning the CL but I’m totally chilled as they now have 2 extra energy-sapping nerve-shredding games and Barca are still lurking in the competition.

    Ladies & gents. Last night could be the moment we made the top 4.
     
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  7. VancouverCanuck

    VancouverCanuck Well-Known Member

    F**k Sp*rs. I'll gladly sacrifice one of my testicles if it means Sp*rs crashing out of the CL.
     
  8. Tbh given the way they have been playing, I would be surprised if Ajax doesn't beat them. But even in a one off game, Pool or Barca should have too much for them hopefully
     
  9. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Ffs, yet again this season is on a knife edge but even worse now. We're a few results off having a great season or an AM mass suicide led by @GDeep™
     
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  10. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    So a normal season then..
     
  11. mujtabahijaz

    mujtabahijaz Member

    Donate a kidney, football gods will becone happy with your sacrifice and kick Sp**s out of CL
     
  12. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Well-Known Member

    I remember when football made me happy.
     
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  13. siavash

    siavash New Member

    losing Torreira and Xhaka at the same time, with Ramsey not fully fit, has been potentially disastrous :confused:o_O
     
  14. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    The key Tottenham games - assuming they are beaten by City - are West Ham at home (four days after they play Brighton, three days before they play Ajax whereas West Ham have seven days to prepare) and Bournemouth away sandwiched by the Ajax games and a mere two days before the return game in Amsterdam.

    So we must hope they haven't had either a big win or a big loss in the home game because if they have a chance to get to the final (or think they do) the temptation not to play your first XI and the tendency of some players to save themselves for the bigger game almost certainly will lead to dropped points.

    I think we might get away with losing one more game to get 4th but probably need 4 wins for 3rd. I think 78 points will be Sp uds ceiling. 76 will be Chelsea's ceiling. Manu won't get past 74.
     
  15. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Think we need 11 points from our remaining five for 4th spot.
     
  16. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Let's win Palace first like we should and see what the rest does. I suspect were going to be in third place after next weekend and then it's up to us to keep that. We have confidence, clean sheets and not many injuries. Let's do this!
     
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  17. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    But Ramsey just got injured? Torreira niggled at the end of the match, is it bad? Xhaka was substituted so was it to give him rest?

    Midfield has some worries. If we have to play Guendouzi & Elneny together again like against Everton, they really have to step up their game.
     
  18. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    I think only Ramsey is out. Xhaka was one yellow away from being suspended.
     
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  19. boxerumble

    boxerumble Member

    I’ve been told there is a Kool aid recipe already being whipped up by an AM member in case.

    Can you imagine the scenes if we get knocked out by Valencia, Sp**s win UCL and united pips us for 4th? Don’t even think I’ll find my wife attractive after that
     
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  20. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Xhaka was taken off to not risk getting a yellow and missing the first leg of semi.
     
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