As for our beloved Arsenal, we're in a very tenuous position at the moment. Since the last post, we've been mercurial in our quality, having matches where we look unbeatable, and then crumbling miserably and crashing in a burst of flames. Immediately after the last post, we thrashed Blackburn 7-1 (the equivalent in American Football would be a score of 45-7 or so) and then a week later, beat Sunderland 2-1. Both great matches, and it was awesome to see Thierry Henry out on the pitch. And then, alas, we went to Milan for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16, and got thumped 4-0. It was disastrous, and then we immediately returned to England and lost 2-0 to Sunderland in the FA Cup (multiple different competitions are played simultaneously in top flight football.) Both of those losses were excruciating, but then, miraculously, we rebounded to absolutely destroy Tottemham Hotspur 5-2 last Sunday. The joy of decimating Spurs is singular; Gooners absolutely hate Tottenham. The rivalry between Arsenal and Spurs is one of the greatest and most intense in all of English Football; both teams are from North London, both teams (at least at present) have a similar style of play, and both teams have a ridiculously passionate fan base, although theirs is remarkably smaller and less robust, and we sing, drink, and carouse with much greater aplomb. And we're far better looking. Spurs (or, as we prefer to call them, Spuds) have historically been the also-rans to Arsenal over the last hundred years or so, very occasionally finishing ahead of Arsenal in the table, but almost always ending the season behind the Arse. And Spuds haven't won the title since they won it once, and only once, in 1961, a fact that we're all too happy to remind them of, in song, on a regular basis. The Arsenal, by contrast, have won the league 13 times, in almost every decade since the thirties. However, this year, the Spuds have fielded what is quite possibly the best team they've had in 50 years (they were admittedly the better team throughout the 60's, but we don't think about that period much, and it was a long, long time ago) and they're widely believed to be closing in on a top-four finish, which means a Champion's League berth in 2013 and most likely finishing above Arsenal for the first time in almost two decades. Or so the pundits like to say. BUT we were down 2-0 at 40', losing the match just before half time, and it was looking like the end of Arsenal's season for all intents and purposes, but we somehow found the resolve and the will to score 3 goals within 13 minutes of play, which shifted the momentum of the game, mangled their spirits, and hopefully turned the tide of our respective seasons as well. And then came two more goals from Theo Walcott for a remarkably strong victory. We absolutely whipped them, crushed them, broke their spirits and won the match with resounding emphasis, and hopefully they'll crumble against Manchester United on Sunday. Arsenal has a match this weekend against a strong team, meeting Liverpool tomorrow morning at 4:45am, and it'll be a tough one, but we can do it. Every match at this point is crucial, because our momentum is tenuous; if we keep winning, we'll have a good chance of finishing in the top four, but if we lose, the tide could turn and we may falter. It's nerve-wracking, honestly... So C'mon Arsenal!! Let's do this.