Of course the games that Arsenal have already played will have an impact on how the season is seen from an Arsenal point of view, as will individual games, Wenger’s transfer dealings, injury problems and many more factors besides. But the Gunners, I believe, are at a crossroads right now and the next match could be pivotal.
Arsene Wenger and his team have started to build momentum and belief and we are looking pretty good right now. Another performance and result and we could be on a serious roll. We all know that Arsenal can play and can stand toe-to-toe and beat any club in the Premier League. We do also have a habit of coming good towards the end of a season.
As well as keeping our own momentum going, a win against West Ham in the first kick off of the weekend might just crank up the pressure enough to make our rivals slip up. You can bet that Leicester and Tottenham will be keeping a keen eye on our result and hoping that West Ham can throw a spanner in our works because anything less than three points will encourage them as much as it will knock us back.
The door swings both ways though, and an Arsenal win at West Ham might just sow the seeds of doubt in some of their players’ minds, especially with our next few games looking fairly easy. Is this now the biggest game of the season for Arsenal? If we win and Leicester don’t, will you start to believe?