Another weekened. Another important game. This time at home to Leicester City.
Looking at the league table, 72 points should be enough for top 4 this season.
To reach 72, Arsenal need another 24 points. 7 wins and 3 draws from our last 13 games. It will not be easy.
We have tricky run in – still needing to face Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham United , Manchester United and Tottenham.
We also have tough away games to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle United.
We have also home games against Leicester City, Brighton, Leeds and Everton.
To get the 7 wins we think are needed to finish 4th, victory in those 4 “easier” home games is a most. Starting with Leiecester City tomorrow. That would leave us needing victories in just 3 of those 9 trickier victories.
With Manchester United hosting Tottenham later today, victory over Leicester will see us extend our lead over at least one of our rivals.
I never want Tottenham to win. Ever. And whilst Manchester United are currently closer to us, Spurs quickly leapfrog them with their games in hand. A draw is probably the best result for us.
A point a piece in that game and a victory for us tomorrow would see us open up a 3 point gap ahead of Man U, and 5 points to Tottenham.
Then we embark on that tricky run of games of hosting Liverpool, before trips to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.
Hopefully the positivity around the club right now continues, and with Leicester having played Thursday, we should be too fresh, too strong for them.
But this is the Premier League and often things do not go to plan.
Enjoy your Saturday. enjoy the continual breaking news about Chelsea (they really could run out of money!) and enjoy the game tomorrow.
Biggest game of the season tomorrow. We`ve got to get 3 points especially with our main rivals for 4th playing each other. I`d rather the mancs beat the kangas but would settle for a draw. If the Kangas win at Old Trafford I think they`ll fancy their chances of pipping us to that Champions League spot. Think they`ve had a slightly tougher fixture list so far and we`ve still got to go to the piggery. After today, they`ll have played City, Chelsea and Utd home and away. We`re going to need a bigger gap than we`ve currently got over them.
I`d take 5 points from our next 3 games, anything more will be an absolute bonus. 3 points against Leicester will give us a bit of breathing space. We can`t afford to get complacent, thought we were really sloppy against Watford and a better side would have punished us.
Mind you, the fact that we`re even talking about Champions League football shows how far this team has come, we`ve come so far that it would feel like a bit of a disappointment if we don`t get over the line. I could live with Utd pipping us and take some positives from the season but If the kangas pip us it`ll be devastating. They`ve developed a nasty knack of finishing above us recently so its time we put that one right.