Arsenal Set to Finish Behind Tottenham After Blackburn Comeback

John SmithCorrespondent IMay 4, 2010

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - MAY 03:  Jason Roberts of Blackburn Rovers holds off a challenge from Mikael Silvestre of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal at Ewood Park on May 3, 2010 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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So much can change so quickly in football. A couple of weeks ago, we were hoping to win our remaining five games and for Chelsea to draw a couple of a times and we'd be back in the title. After United drew Blackburn, second place was ours for the taking.

Then we lost to Spurs, then disgracefully lost to Wigan, and all of a sudden we are looking behind us rather than ahead of us. 

The last couple of weeks have been a real sh** show. 

The defending has been poor, the goalkeepers have been awful, our passing has been average, and the squad has shown very little in the way of creativity. Teams have stuck 10 men behind the ball and then exploited our lack of pace at the centre of defense or waited to nick a couple of goals on set-pieces or due to a goalkeeping error.

Everyone seems to know how to beat Arsenal.

What an absolute crying shame. We lose to our biggest rivals for the first time in 11 years. I mean big deal, lots of injuries, tired legs after exhausting Barcelona fixtures, we're away from home, and eventually you are going to lose one of these games, especially if your opponent/rival has a decent squad.

However, losing games to Wigan and Blackburn...well, there are simply no excuses. Our second team should be able to pick up a result against either of these teams, especially having led in both games. 

I can't believe we have to pick up points against Fulham in our last game in order to ensure that we finish in third ahead of our biggest rivals Tottenham, and you know what... I'm scared.

Yesterday's performance was the most discouraging one I've seen in a long time, because every single one of our players looked disinterested and ineffective. I watched most of the game streamed online, so it was cutting in and out a bit, but I don't remember us getting a single shot on target.

We dominated possession around 30 yards from goal, and were brilliant switching the play with four passes, but apart from that we have nothing to be proud of. 

Obviously we need a new goalkeeper this summer, and it infuriates me that Wenger is unwilling to deliver an honest or rationale interview.

Either he's lost the plot and he thinks that Fabianski/ Almunia are good enough, or he's a liar, and he's sticking by them for no reason at all. I mean there is a certain point which one arrives at where you can't give them any more chances.

How many other teams in the league field a goalkeeper who is GUARANTEED to make a mistake if you put him under any pressure whatsoever?! We are starting every single game one-nil down when we play with these two clowns between the sticks.

Was the second goal a foul? 

Certainly. You can't push two players into the goalkeeper and force him into his own goal. However, Fabianski's flap at the ball was comical. Get around the man pushing you into the net, and either punch it from behind, or coming in front and grab the effing thing. Or, show a bit of strength and clear out your area. 

I was disgusted. I still am. I can't write any more. I'm too scared about the last week of the season and actually finishing behind those White Chumps from the Lane.