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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arsenal can still do it if they believe

Arsenal may not have enjoyed a good time lately in any of the competitions that they have been involved in this season, but that doesn't mean that the Gunners should give up entirely on their title ambitions this season.

Yes, the Gunners have failed to play at their best in recent weeks and they certainly have looked to be lacking that bit of spark that they need to be champions, but they have also shown this season that they can pull off a few shocks when they need to if they are at their very best. Furthermore, they know that despite the fact that they have been relatively poor recently, the club was previously enjoying a pretty good run of form that had seen them remain unbeaten and able to pick up points with a far better ratio than the teams around them, including league leaders Manchester United. Those looking at the Premier League betting should bear this in mind.

However, if Arsenal really want to pull off a shock and end the season as Premier League champions, then they will need to learn to develop the mental strength that typifies the best sides in European football. If they continue to show the shocking level of vulnerability that makes them only a good team, rather than a great side that can win at will, success won't be coming their way any time soon. The Gunners simply need to start showing that they are all committed to the cause in a manner that was totally absent in their performance last weekend against Blackburn, a game during which very few players looked like they really wanted to win despite the massive importance and repercussions of the tie.

If the Gunners can genuinely start to believe, then the players may finally start to repay the faith that their manager has in them and give their fans something to cheer about for the first time in too many years.

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