Arsene Wenger seems to have learned a few lessons from Malaysian football coaches – when you get a bad result, blame the field!
After the 1-1 draw at Birmingham, Wenger complained: “I think the place is very hostile, but what is most important is the pitch is terrible”.
Wenger, of course, ignored the fact that Birmingham were playing on the same pitch too. Should Arsenal get another bad result, Wenger might accuse his opponents of using a bomoh Haha!
It’s now more than reasonable to bet against Arsenal winning the EPL title. They are now four points adrift… Forget about `mathematical chance’ – with so few matches left, it will require a miracle to overhaul Manchester United and Chelsea. Both teams saw off their opponents with convincing wins.
Frank Lampard scored four goals in Chelsea’s 7-1 hammering of Aston Villa – a clear warning to Man Utd that the fight will go to the last day. MU too showed good form – even without Wayne Rooney, they still managed a 4-0 win at Bolton, with Dimitar Berbatov scoring twice.
And look who’s winning too – Liverpool! TimesOnline titles it as Gerrard at heart of Anfield revival after their 3-0 win over Sunderland. Err, `revival’… Okay, I guess you can call it that since it’s the opposite of what Liverpool had delivered previously.
They have nothing much to fight now except to try finish in the Top 4. This looks tough – they are four points behind Tottenham Hotspurs, who have a match in hand. Behind them are Manchester City – one point less and with two matches in hand! Don’t forget about 7th place Villa – they could still draw level with Liverpool with their game in hand.
And STOKE CITY … after the 1-0 away win against West Ham, they are at number 11, with 39 points. Another season in the top flight should now be guaranteed YAAY!