However, in the space of a fortnight, they lost the final, they were knocked out of the FA Cup buy a weak United team and were beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League.
Then, with just the Premier League to focus on, they somehow managed to throw that away too, and have picked up just 8 points from a possible 21 in recent weeks. They currently lie in 3rd, 9 points behind United, with just 4 games left to play.
With a game against them this weekend, our recent history against them bodes well. In our last eight meetings, we have lost just once, back in November 2008. We have won 6 of the others and the draw in 2009 was enough to see us crowned champions.
Despite our good record at the Emirates recently, Patrice Evra has today claimed that we should beware of Arsenal, who are likely to be reeling after yet another collapse.
“You have to fear the wounded animal,” said Evra. “It is all or nothing for Arsenal so that is a danger. They will want to show they can still win the title. We have a good record at Arsenal but statistics can change so quickly. Everyone used to say how Arsenal kept losing to Chelsea and then they beat them. We kept losing at Stamford Bridge but won there in the Champions League Our record at the Emirates will hurt them and they will want to do something about it.”
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