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Arsenal Implosion Continues: 3rd Place Offered Up

Arsenal Implosion Continues: 3rd Place Offered Up



It's on. Aston Villa's 1-2 victory at the Emirates Stadium today means Manchester City have a golden opportunity to hammer the final nail into Arsenal's catastrophic run-in...

Few people would have entertained the slightest suggestion of City finishing above Arsenal on that dark, demoralising evening last October in Manchester when Arsenal trounced 10 man City 0-3 following the 4th minute dismissal of young Dedryk Boyata.

It was clear from that time up until Arsenal's humiliating Carling Cup Final defeat by Birmingham that far too many chickens had been counted by just about everyone associated with The Gooners. And why wouldn't they? They were in the ascendancy on four fronts!

The rest is history as Arsene Wenger's beleaguered team bottled all four of those trophy winning opportunities and are suddenly now flirting with a fifth in threatening to concede automatic Champions League qualification to Roberto Mancini's resurgent Citizens.

Can City's Blue Moon Rising eclipse Arsenal's falling stars?

Tonight's table:

3rd Arsenal P:37 Pts: 67 GD: +29 GS: 70
4th Man City P:36 Pts: 65 GD: +22 GS: 55

Remaining fixtures:

17th May: City v Stoke City
22nd May: Fulham v Arsenal
22nd May: Bolton v City


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Manchester, Monday 23rd May 2011.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday May 15 2011
Time: 5:53PM

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Comments

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This week just gets better and better.
Buzz Lightyear
15/05/2011 18:15:00
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Hopefully Stoke aren't up for revenge and are mentally and physically exhausted, as we have a real chance here of snatching 3rd.
StuMCFC
15/05/2011 18:20:00
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Shame that Chelsea got a draw or else second place would have been on,or am i being too greedy?
giolib921
15/05/2011 18:20:00
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What a stunning opportunity for MCFC. Both our next opponents have nothing left to play for. Stoke are in Europe thanks to our team's progress. Bolton have given up. - Wanderers are continuing to open up more seats to City fans at the Reebok. It will be like a home game. - The stages are set.
Johnny Baguette
15/05/2011 18:27:00
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WOW, Arsenal has truly imploded and my smile has just got even bigger.
Tudor
15/05/2011 19:34:00
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Win our remaining games and we're in 3rd place. Just a pity we're not playing arsenal again!
fifthcolumnblue
15/05/2011 19:53:00
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great, huge motivation now for the last two games
arthur7171
15/05/2011 20:03:00
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We have made the cake, put the icing on the top and are going for the cherry!
eighthsin
15/05/2011 20:22:00
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Good luck. I'd love to see Whinger's team playing on the plastic at Young Boys.
lordjohnny
15/05/2011 20:29:00
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Now now lordJohnny, you don't want to go making any jokes about Arsene Wenger and young boys - I gather he's a bit touchy about the subject. But not feely, oh no. ;)
fifthcolumnblue
15/05/2011 20:30:00
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