Arsenal take on Burnley tomorrow at Turf Moor, and now is the time to show that we mean business. The Gunners have been dire away from home this season, with our sole win coming at Everton, and if we do not improve on our travels from now, we can kiss any hopes of challenging for the top three spots in the division.
Spurs slipped up at home to West Bromwich Albion earlier on today, leaving them only two points ahead of us, and a win tomorrow should see us move up into fourth place, and we simply must take advantage of our noisy neighbours blip in form.
Chelsea are also currently playing Liverpool, where the Blues are trailing by a goal, and should the result remain the same, a win for us would see us join both of those teams on 25 points.
Burnley are no pushovers, and have only conceded two goals at home in their seven outings this term, but we have to show our superiority tomorrow or we may as well give up any hopes of challenging for the top spots, and resign ourselves to battling for fourth spot once again.
We have snuck into that fourth and final Champions League spot a number of times in previous years, glazing over disappointing campaigns with a top four finish, but with Tottenham and Liverpool showing huge improvements in the last couple of seasons, you have to be worried that we won’t be able to settle for anything easily this year either.
We missed out on Champions League football for the first time in Wenger’s reign this term, and tomorrow’s result could well prove a turning point in our season, be it for good or bad…
Could Burnley prove the turning point in our campaign? Will our away form hold us back this term?