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Arsenal Fan Claims 'Horrible Anomaly' In Fixture List 'Damaged' Season

Ryan Sidle

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Arsenal Fan Claims 'Horrible Anomaly' In Fixture List 'Damaged' Season

One Arsenal fan has blamed a 'horrible anomaly' for the team's woes in the Premier League and their inability to finish in the top four.

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Ahead of the season no one would have expected Arsenal to finish in the top four, and qualify for next season's Champions League.

By the end of the campaign however, their failure to finish above Tottenham Hotspur can only be seen as a failure, considering their four point lead ahead of the final three games.

Granit Xhaka blamed his teammates lack of testicular fortitude for their team's loss to Newcastle United, having lost to Spurs just days before.

However, it appears the reason the Gunners will be settling for the Europa League next season is actually because of the fixture list.

One fan has put together a thread explaining his conspiracy about how the club were handed a list of fixtures that didn't 'scream fair,' and how it damaged their season.

For one, anyone stating that something that happens 3.4% of the time is 'impossible,' hasn't exactly got a grasp on the word 'impossible.'

Sure, it's unlucky not to face any of the rest of the 'big six,' who also ended up being the top six come the end of the season, after a European week, especially when Arteta's side had no European football.

But the team from the Emirates Stadium also didn't play any of their fellow top six during the busy December and Christmas periods, other than a New Year's Day fixture with Manchester City.

The loss to Spurs was a huge blow to Arsenal. Image: Alamy
The loss to Spurs was a huge blow to Arsenal. Image: Alamy

Their next game in the league was supposed to be against Spurs, two weeks later, but thanks to their controversial delay, due to Covid, they didn't play their local rivals until May.

Had they played on the original date of the fixture then Son Heung-min wouldn't have been available, as it was the South Korean played a huge part in the game.

He won the penalty that led to Antonio Conte's side's opener, assisted the second and scored their third, he was also fouled twice as Rob Holding was sent off for two yellow cards, with Arteta blaming the ref for his side's loss.

You can be sure if Arsenal finish outside the top four next season that they'll be something new to blame, just not sure what exactly yet...

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Premier League, Arsenal

Ryan Sidle
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