Fa Cup fever is down after the weekend fest. Arsenal’ Arsene Wenger is a true realist. Do not confuse that with his known modesty. Despite the Gunners’ greatest start in the league for ages, he never openly said they have the league championship in the bag and this is because he does not think so, as much as you should not
This is why. Despite the arrival of Lukas Podolski, Santi Karzola and Mesuit Ozil – some real serious talent, at the Emirates, Arsenal have remained just an ordinary Gunners’ side which plays the way they think is Barcelona football. The thing is, they huff and puff to grind results, as any other team aspiring to be crowned. They have not blown any mind by the way they play or score.
What has been a difference or a revelation, to the surprise of all and sundry, has been the early tearing form of one Aaron Ramsy, to many for many years, an outcast that Wenger dangerously trusted. Ramsy has been injured for a while and the momentum of his performances carried Arsenal thus now. The ascendance of Ramsy rubbed off to the Englishman in Theo Walcott in both form and now unfortunately, injury.
Their recovery will be vital to how Arsenal finish in the Barclays Premier League. How much more they will be grinding off points before the duo comes back remains to be seen but putting your money on Arsenal as champions is betting on, literally, a limping horse.