Surprisingly, considering how infrequently I post, Arsenal Truth still gets thousands of visitors every week. That’s why I’m putting it out there that there is a stadium protest at tomorrow night’s game at the Emirates against West Brom.
With that in mind, I would urge all supporters who give a damn about the club to either not go to the match at all or, if they do, get up and leave on 75 minutes.
On its own, the difference this ‘protest’ will make is probably negligible, but it attracts publicity and helps promote a culture of negativity, reinforcing the supporters’ desire for change. Small things add up to big things, inaction does nothing.
Wenger is vowing to at least see out the last year of his contract; it is therefore incumbent on the supporters to make his position as uncomfortable as possible between now and the end of the season in the slim hope of invoking change.
I watched Leicester draw 2-2 with West Ham at the weekend, and saw signs that the pressure is seriously beginning to tell on the PL leaders. Despite being five points ahead of Spurs, if Leicester lose their nerve and start to succumb to the pressure by defending as recklessly as they did at the weekend, a collapse is on the cards.
Both West Ham goals were given to them on a plate due to Wes Morgan’s unnecessary foul in the box and the resulting effect of that penalty decision. Leicester were lucky to equalise when Andy Carroll’s shoulder nudge resulted in a soft last-minute penalty for the home side.
In my opinion, losing Jamie Vardy for the home game against Swansea on Sunday won’t make much difference. Swansea will probably sit deep, so there won’t be much room for Vardy’s incisive runs in behind. But the home side need to win this match to calm the nerves; this game could be the key to Leicester winning the title in that respect - even a draw would make them vulnerable as Spurs have an easy home game against West Brom the day after and a far superior goal difference.
Neither side have an easy final three games, but you feel Spurs are better-equipped to make up a three point gap than Leicester are to extend their lead should they falter.
Liverpool play Everton tonight; something to watch while I'm on the treadmill at the gym.
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