Strange things can happen in derby matches, with players letting the occasion get the better of them. However, there can’t have been too many occasions when the visiting team score two goals at the death to square the match 4-4. This result has left one member of the Arsenal squad doubting his team have what it takes to win the Premier League title.
The BBC report that Emmanuel Adebayor, scorer of Arsenal’s third goal on Wednesday night, is adamant that the Gunners won’t stand a chance of winning the league unless they start to buck their ideas up. This is not the first time that a Gunners player has stated that things need to be improved, with Cesc Fabregas having a good moan after the team scraped a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.
“To be champions in this way? You can never be a champion,” Adebayor said.
The Togo international added: “There is a lot of disappointment. We are down at the moment because we did everything to get the three points and we ended up with one.
“We feel very sorry for ourselves that the things are not going the right way.
“It was one of the most difficult games in my life because I cannot understand that after 90 minutes we were leading 4-2 – I don’t know how we finished with a draw.
“It’s very easy to give up because we were 4-2 up and maybe thinking the game was finished. With five, six or seven minutes to go, maybe in our head the game was over.”
A tricky trip to Stoke now awaits Arsene Wenger’s men, who will need to move the ball quickly and defend stoutly against a physical Potters team who have enjoyed back-to-back home wins in the Premier League recently. Can Arsenal bounce back and show the Premier League what they’re all about on Saturday, or is their title dream a fast fading one?