Will The Gunners Step Up For Big Three?

Benjamin RogersAnalyst IJanuary 28, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 27:  Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal is challenged from behind by  Stiliyan Petrov of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on January 27, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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The next couple of weeks will determaine the hopes and realistic chances of Arsenal's title ambitions.

They face a fixture list from Hell as they will clash with fellow title contenders Manchester United and Chelsea, then they will have to take on the side that will be going all out to reclaim 4th spot in Liverpool.

Many Arsenal fans are saying it's about time Arsenal's youngsters and experienced team players stepped up and help make Arsenal the true realistic title contenders they used to be.

They will be without arguebly the Arsenal player of the season in Thomas Vermalaen as he has a suspected broken leg.

This is a big blow for the Gunners at the worst possible time and this will be a chance for re-sign Sol Camball to show what he still has left in the tank.

However on a lighter outlook for the North London side, they will welcome back in from Song from the Africain Nations and Bendtner, Ramsey and Nasri have recovered from injuries.

Arsenal are said to have too little starting squared players and lack depth to win the title race for the Premier league but come Sunday they will be going all-out to prove everyone wrong and show they can once again step toe to toe with the Big Three and come away with the three points.

If truth be told, it will take three mighty performances from the Gunners to Win all three games and many betting agents have put arsenal at 33-1 to win all three matchups.

First come Manchester United, a team that will be riding high on confidence from their Victory over Manchester rivals Manchester City.

Striker Wayne Rooney will be going all out to add to his 21 goals this season, and will be a major problem for sol Camball and the Arsenal defence.

They will be without star defender Rio Ferdinand which will give Fabregas and co. a chink in the armour of the United defence.

My prediction is a 2-1 Victory for the Gunners.

Next come Chelsea.

After watching them play Birmingham City I was most impressed with the Chelsea squad and believe this will be the biggest mountain to overcome out of the three.

Chelsea passed Birmingham off the pitch and scored three comfortable goals to, in all truth, ease past a side that was on a unbeaten run. 

They have Lampard and Anelka bang on form for the game and will also have Didiea Drogba available as he will return from the African Nations.

Arsenal However always seem to get something from this game and after the same fixture last year they stole the show and ran out 1-2 Winners at the Bridge.

My prediction 2-2.

And last of the three come Liverpool.

Liverpool may be on the worst run of their history, but they are a lion in a corner and could come out fighting to regain a must have forth place and champions league spot.

They will probably be without Fernando Torres but they have plenty more ammo in the locker to fire at the Gunners. Steven Gerrard is the biggest threat as always but they host other banana skins in Beniyon and Kuyt always able to get a goal when needed.

Arshavin may be licking his lips at this one as he always seems to steal the show with utter greatness and perfection and in my view along with fellow team mate Cesc Fabregas could be the deciding factor in this game.

My prediction 2-0 Arsenal.

It's going to make or break Arsenal and remember Even if they Win all three games the season isn't over, but if they lose all three games the, title race is over.

Remember there are 12 other games after these three and Arsenal will have to show strength to end the season in the pole position of the Premeir league.

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