Crisis

In the past 20 months, four directors have been told to leave the Arsenal board. This season Arsenal have had four different captains. As I write, Arsenal are five points adrift of 4th place in the Premier League. They are 12 points behind leaders Manchester United who have a game in hand. Everton, meanwhile, are only four points behind Arsenal in 6th place.

For the first time in a long time, The Emirates stadium has quite a few empty seats on match day. The apartments at Highbury are not selling as planned. Demand for season tickets are down and the boardroom are in the middle of a battle to stave off the threat of total control by Mr. Usmanov.

Arsene Wenger only has 18 months left on his contract. Theo Walcott has yet to sign a new deal. He’s a free agent at the end of next season. Cesc Fabregas will probably leave if we fail to qualify for the Champions League.

According to the media, Arsenal are in a crisis.

Arsenal are in the last 16 of the Champions League. They face a Roma team that they are quite capable of beating. With a lot of seeded teams meeting each other in the last 16, Arsenal could get a favorable draw in the quarter-finals.

The FA Cup quarter-final also beckons. Cardiff City and Burnley are good Championship teams, but they’re not Premiership. We should have beaten Cardiff at Ninian Park. Our reserves should have beaten Burnley in the Carling Cup. We will beat them both and advance to the last 8.

We have had some tough games in the The Premiership and not much luck. The Everton game was a poor spectacle. Both teams created very little but because Arsenal scored in the last minute we were deemed to be lucky.

West Ham are on a good run. Yesterday, Manchester United experienced how difficult an opponent West Ham are. Zola has shown that he is a good coach. If Adebayor was on the form that he was when we won at Upton Park earlier in the season, then we might have won against West Ham. Perhaps his current injury is a blessing in disguise?

Playing against anyone with 10 men is difficult, let alone your arch rivals Spurs. I was pleased with a point considering the circumstances. I was more shocked with Spurs. Pavlyuchenko is an average striker. So is Darren Bent. 14 million pounds for the Russian and 18 million for Englishman. Shocking!

In January 2009, Spurs have spent 15 million on Defoe, 12 million on Palacios, 14 million on Keane and an undisclosed fee on Chimbonda. Not to mention the large signing on fee for Cudicini. Arsenal in comparison only spent 12 million Andrey Arshavin.

Spurs spent a similar amount of money last summer and in January 2008. They also paid off Juande Ramos when they sacked him and gave Portsmouth over 5 million pounds for Harry Redknapp.

Spurs currently lie 2 points off the relegation zone.

Spurs will not win the Carling cup. A trophy that makes them feel that they are part of the elite. They will not win the UEFA cup. Next season they will not play in Europe. Their hopes of rebuilding their current stadium will be put on hold for a some time – just like Liverpool’s have.

Spurs are 24 points from 4th spot, Arsenal are only five.

Arsenal are now unbeaten in 11 games. By next Monday it will be 12.

Spurs only have Defoe out injured. Arsenal have seven players out. Four of those injured players will be back in March and our captain will be back in April just when the Champions League and FA cup semi-finals start.

Chelsea fired their manager today. Their third in less than two seasons.

You tell me which club is in a crisis.

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