Judging by a lot of the negative comments on JustArsenal you would think that Arsenal were fighting to get out of the relegation battle, but the fact is that we are currently just two points behind the leaders as we approach the busy Christmas period.
Our returning winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sees no reason why we can’t go into the New Year on a high. “I think it’s going to be massive,” the Ox said on Arsenal.com. “It is always really important because the games come thick and fast and if you have a good Christmas it can really start your new year off well.
“The table can really shuffle around because there are so many games in a short space of time, so it’s very important. We are only two points off top spot, so it’s vital to capitalise on this period because I do think it’s never easy for any side.
“There are always some teams that do slip up or have a few bad results in this period, so it is obviously much better to be one of the sides that comes out of Christmas in a positive way.
“Ultimately that is the aim for us, and only being two points off the top, [if we have a good run] that would mean us staying right up there, if not going top of the table, going into the new year.”
Arsenal have League games against Sunderland, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Southampton and Bournemouth before Xmas and the New Year fixture at home to lowly Newcastle. I don’t see why we can’t get 15 points from those 18 on offer. If we do then Alex will surely get his Christmas wish!