Well Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky thinks so. Arsenal went to St James Park last night with four significant injuries, that of – Francesc Fabregas, Alianksandr Hleb, Mathieu Flamini and Robin van Persie. Despite these injuries, the Czech international thinks that the sheer talent of Arsene Wenger and his unwounded squad players will be able to retain top position in the Barclays English Premier League.
The midfielder said:
“It was a very difficult game because Newcastle played very physically,” said the Czech Republic star. “We were missing people like Fabregas and Flamini, but we can manage and we can still play well without them.
“No-one believed us when we said we could win The Premier League, but we are a very good team and we don’t care whether anyone believed us or not. We will be very happy if we stay in the position we are in now.”
“Obviously, we want to win every game, and in the first half we did very well and put Newcastle under a lot of pressure.
“But we couldn’t keep the ball at our feet and it was our mistake when they scored.”
Modest? One can say that again. Arsenal, despite some lapses in concentration, were still able to produce some immaculate football. Arsenals 1-1 draw at St James Park, against a team driven by internal crisis,w is a more threatening scoreline than that of Arsenal 7-0 demolition of Slavia Prague. Arsenal were still able to control proceedings against Newcastle even without their renowned midfield. Arsenal, despite this 1-1 draw, have still cemented their ambition to not only win this title, but win it with class! The draw at St James Park only re-emphasized a mentally driven team of youngsters – something which cannot be taught – but rather excavated by that of the archaeologist Arsene Wenger. Without the likes of Fabregas, Arsenal are and will be title contenders up until the last minute of the last game.