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  • Dear The Footballing Gods…

    Posted on 15 April, 2015

    A team and a manager feeling the pressure after once again underachieving and looking vulnerable to slip out of their Champions League spot that they once occupied almost like a guaranteed reservation at a fancy restaurant – all this after a season which started with immense optimism. Sounds familiar right? Well aside from the Champions League spot, that feat has always been something of a guarantee with the Gunners – but the rest is all too familiar with Arsenal. Will Wenger sign a new deal? Can they finally cross the finishing line and unlock at least part of that mental obstacle that has been holding them back for many years with an FA Cup Victory next month? Or was their victory over Wigan merely papering over cracks with the potential drop from a Champions League spot finally becoming a possible reality thanks to the ascendancy of Martinez’s Everton? With a depleted squad and the pressure that surrounds them in a time where it calls for teams to show real character and spine, you would say that the Gunners are there for the taking. Now that last phrase, ‘there for the taking’, sounds awfully familiar as well doesn’t it? Especially when West Ham are involved. For all of our fans’ hype and predictions that this is a game that we ‘fancy’ – will we actually see the Hammers do what’s required and take advantage of a game that on paper could be potentially in our favour. Rewind to the Man Utd game at Upton Park a few weeks ago. With Moyes facing pressure from all corners and United visiting not one of their preferred grounds – the Hammers failed to live up to expectations and take the bull by the horns. More annoyingly, United showed us to be average and we walked away slightly embarrassed by it all knowing that other teams had come to Old Trafford with better fortunes. I also refer as well to Torres scoring his first Chelsea goal against us. And in typical fashion for us, it was a rather lame effort that added another blotch to that awful campaign. Fast forward to now and we find ourselves in a similar position. West Ham, although not safe yet – especially after the weekend’s results, can afford to play with a bit of ambition and take the game to a team still recovering from the weekend’s exploits and one that is peppered with injury. Add the heat they are facing with that Champions League spot looking vulnerable, it’s enough saying that Wenger’s men are there for the taking, West Ham have actually got to do the job. Part of it I hope is a bit of fortune that has been missing this season – well I hope lady luck is on our side tonight and fortunes won’t go hiding.
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