Dreams are funny old things aren’t they. I mean, what the hell is going on there when you are supposed to be shut down for a few hours?
Strange and unpredictable, and yet as we head off into that most mysterious of zones, we all know that both ecstasy and horror lurk in our paths. Both sit patiently in the shadows, and we know not which will assault us first.
Well, that is until we are awoken by a sharp clout around the earhole by our loved one, who herself has been awoken by the screams of “Kylie, Kylie, come back Kylie”. Thump, aaaaargh!!!!
Thing is, there’s a common denominator between heading off into the unknown of dreamland, and heading off into the second half of the league season, fantasy and what lurks ahead.
Ok, we have Southampton to play before we are actually at the half way point, however, Christmas always feels like the fulcrum point to me. As we sit, seeing if we can peel off the satsuma skin in one piece, we will all seek a quiet corner away from family feuds and contemplate the state of things Arsenal.
Top of the list will be can we win the league?
We will weigh the pros and cons, so what are they.
We are second, and this is very good.
We are no longer just beating the minnows.
We have victories over the big boys and our main rivals, including Utd, City and Leicester.
We are not awaiting the dark patch, when the wheels come off through injuries. That has already happened, and we have successfully navigated our way through.
The form of understudies like Campbell and Flamini.
Fixture congestion. We have CL and FAC commitments, and this will cause stress points.
The reliance on a fit Mesut
Will Kylie ever return?
Over to you then, and what obstacles do you see during the sprint to The Title?