Arsenal again outplayed Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium but were, for the third time this season, held to a 1-1 draw by Rafa Benitez’s side. But for a miracle of epic proportions, I feel safe in saying that Arsenal’s dreams of winning the Premiership this season are now over.
Despite trailing to Peter Crouch’s well-taken goal at half-time Arsene Wenger’s much-changed side had worked so hard to get back into it, pulling level through Nicklas Bendtner’s header early in the second period. And although the manager threw on Emmanuel Adebayor and Alexandr Hleb in the hopes of grabbing a winner it never came as Liverpool held firm.
I caught this match at the pub with a number of mates through a haze of beer and scotch and at the end of it I felt pretty gutted. The realisation that Arsenal have only the Champions League to play for this season is digging in pretty badly today and I’m none to happy about it. But that’s life and if the boys can get past Liverpool on Wednesday then the blow will be softened just a little bit.
I’ll have more tomorrow when I can organise my thoughts a little bit more. In the meantime, let me know what you thought of the game or how you’re feeling about things today by leaving a comment. Cheers.
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