Spurs 2 - Gunners 1

Arsenal are now surely out of the title race, having lost 2-1 to Tottenham at White Hart Lane. The Gunners played with zero urgency until the game was virtually out of hand. Their defense, already hampered by injury, suffered another blow as Thomas Vermaelen went out in the first half with the calf problem. That left the aged and slow duo of Sol Campbell and Michael Silvestre in central defense (if one could still call it that). The only bright spot was the return, late in the second half, of Robin van Persie, Arsenal's top striker, who has been out of action for most of the season. Van Persie would have scored three goals but for excellent saves by the Spurs keeper.

Bottom line: No silverware for Arsenal again the season. Wenger must - I repeat must - strengthen and deepen his side for next year.

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