Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Good Day for Gooners

After a disappointing draw yesterday at home to middling Norwich City, Arsenal's prospects for claiming third place in the Premier League looked a bit bleak. Newcastle and Tottenham each trailed the Gunners by just two points with games in hand. Of the two chasers, Tottenham were best placed to leap-frog Arsenal into third place, playing away at Aston Villa, a club at risk of relegation. Newcastle had the far harder chore of hosting high-flying Man City. Toon played well, but succombed in the end 2-0. More fortunately for the Gunners, Spurs only managed a 1-1 draw at Villa. So, as things stand at the end of the penultimate weekend of the season, Arsenal hold third place with 67 points, Tottenham are one point behind in fourth, and Newcastle sit in fifth with 65 points. Once again, Arsenal hold their destiny in their own hands, playing away at West Brom next weekend. A better performance is to be expected.

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