It was now that many Arsenal fans really started to question why they became so invested in their beloved team in the first place. After taking care of business with Wigan, Everton and Aston Villa to tie Chelsea for fourth place, the streaky Arsenal squad then proceeded to drop points against Wolves, Fulham, Swansea and Bolton in a five-week period that resulted in me ordering a subscription of Rogaine.
One week, the King was back and getting 60,000 on their feet just like old times. The next, we were blowing a lead at Liberty Stadium and dropping all three points to the Swans in a critical match.
After one of the wildest two months of my life as an Arsenal fan, I have one statement for Arsene Wenger: Emotions are not meant to be played with like that.
Win at Wigan
Win vs Everton
Loss at Manchester City
Win at Aston Villa
Tie vs Wolves
Win vs QPR
Loss at Fulham
Loss at Swansea
Loss vs United
Tie vs Bolton
Win vs Blackburn
Win vs Sunderland
Win vs Leeds
Win vs Villa
Loss at Olympiakos
Robin van Persie’s wondergoal against Everton. Truly world class.
Gunners go rampant against Blackburn at the Emirates, scoring a season-high seven goals against the Rovers.
Henry returns with a game-winning goal that sent chills through millions of Gooners worldwide. Just like old times.
Inevitably giving up two late goals at the Craven Cottage after Johan Djourou gets sent off for two incredibly poor tackles.
Failing to sign anyone in the January transfer market despite the significant defensive injuries being felt at the time.
Andrei Arshavin’s poor attempt at defense leads to Antonio Valencia setting up Danny Welbeck’s game winner at the Emirates and United’s season sweep of the Gunners.
Table Position at End of Stage: 4th (Somehow Chelsea happened to be worse than Arsenal during this stretch.)
Important Note: At the end of this stage, Arsenal were 10 points behind Spurs with just 13 games to go. Jack Wilshere’s Twitter bet seemed all but lost at this point.