A topsy-turvy start to the season has been followed up by a splendid month in 2015 and while the Gunners had been ultimately ruled out of the Premier League title race by all, some small whispers have re-emerged about a possible push after all.
Some gooners have started buying to it and can rightly ‘dream’ but Invincibles defender, Sol Campbell won’t get his hopes up on a first Premier League title since the one he helped win, believing firmly that the trophy is already out of the Gunners’ reach. Campbell was the leader of the first formidable back four created by Arsene Wenger, playing a key role in both the double winning season in 2002 but more stoutly involved in the unbeaten 2004 title-winning season.
Wenger’s men are 11 points behind leaders Chelsea and though Le Prof would rather not spill on whether he expects his team to catch up, he sounds like a man who still has a Premier League winners’ medal on his wish list for the season. A creditable run of five successive wins have seen the Gunners establish some form of consistency and with the nature of the coming fixtures, all being in London, there is a real chance for some crucial points to be garnered to prance further up the table.
Perhaps Campbell is not so optimistic about winning the League because he wouldn’t expect Chelsea to lose the four games that will see Arsenal play catch up, and then it would require that City, the other major title challengers, would also have to drop as many points too, being that they are 6 point ahead of Arsenal. It’s relatively easier to believe Pellegrini’s men could still lose some games but it will take some terrible dip in form or an elongated spell on the sidelines for Fabregas for Mourinho to bottle it, you feel.
With Middlesborough to come in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Arsenal can be said to have a chance of going so far as to retain the title, especially as a host of top rivals have been sent packing. United and Liverpool might get past their replays but Arsenal will fancy any of those in any of the remaining rounds of the competition.
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