Arsenal lost to West Brom yesterday to leave themselves at risk of missing out on Champions League football for next season.
The Gunners lost 3-1 at the Hawthorns in Saturday’s early game, leaving them a huge 19 points behind Chelsea in the title race, but more importantly trailing Liverpool in fourth place by five with only one match in hand.
The Reds are set to travel to Manchester City today, and Arsenal fans should be hoping of a home win, but there may be a percentage of supporters who have not yet given up on finishing higher than fourth.
I have heard some sections of our support angrily claim to ‘not care’ what happens to our side this season, with certain individuals insisting that our failures this term would make sure Wenger leaves, with those people trying to justify their acceptance of a bad year.
I can’t bring myself to think in such a negative way about my club however, and my heart wants only the best for our club in every aspect, regardless of who is in charge.
I’m resigned to thinking that Arsene Wenger will leave at the end of the season now, with such a tough campaign taking its toll on the attitude of our players, and the fans making it clear they wish to see the back of him-
In my opinion we must now be looking to beat Liverpool and Manchester United to that fourth and final spot, and our best chance to do that we will likely need the pair to not win their matches tomorrow.
Manchester City and Tottenham are not uncatchable currently however, especially with both Gabriel Jesus and Harry Kane out injured currently, but until the pair begin to drop points, Liverpool are the team I will be concentrating on in hope of demise.
Is it time to give up on finishing in the top three spaces? Are Man City and Tottenham out of reach?