Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 3/12/12
Why Vermaelen is central to Arsenal’s chances of overtaking Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAfter spending most of the season as the second-best side in North London, Arsenal are suddenly finding form and purpose at the business end of the season, with three big wins in three matches (including that moral-boosting 3-0 win against Milan). At the same time, Tottenham have hit a rough patch, losing three Premier League games on the trot as their lead in third place is cut down to four points having played a game more than Arsenal in fourth place. Although Tottenham have been facing tough teams in Arsenal and United (and even Everton), it’s their inability to keep clean sheets and put away their chances that has led to this slide. Arsenal on the other hand are getting it right on both ends of the pitch, and with RVP in the form of his life, if Arsenal can keep it tight at the back, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to overtake Tottenham and finish third this s...
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