Arsenal’s comeback draw to Middlesbrough over the weekend, signaled, not only a drop in table position, but also a lack of mental acceleration. Kolo Toure secured a draw in the final minutes, and it is Captain William Gallas who is demanding that his side lift themselves to glory. Whilst being written off before the season began, Arsenal are sitting on equal points to (now) league leaders Manchester United – and Gallas isn’t going to give up.
“I’ll tell you why there was a difference between the win in Milan and our next game. It was in the head,” Gallas was quoted as saying in The Sun.
“It is human nature that after a huge game in Europe it is difficult to find the same level of motivation for the following game.
“In fact what we needed was an even higher level than we had in Milan. We all have to understand that.
“And we have to understand it quickly because time is running out for us this season.
“We need to understand what it takes to become champions if we want that trophy.
“If you look at the table now, I’m not saying we’re in trouble but we have lost our lead.
“So from now on we just have to think about ourselves, not look at the table any more. And we have to win every game.
“We need to have a high level of motivation from now until the end of the season.
“We have to give 200 per cent.”
Can Arsenal still win the title? Or does Manchester United possess a greater stamina and depth?