Arsenal have four more Premier League games to play before we see the visit of Hull in the FA cup, a re-run of that famous day at Wembley in May when the Gunners finally ended our long wait for another trophy. Really we should already be comfortably in the top four of the league table, but there is every chance that we will be after these four games.
For one thing, the last two of them are away to West Ham United and Southampton, two of the clubs that are currently above us. But they are both showing signs of slowing down and getting bloody noses from being so high up in the table.
The Saints have just had a really tough run of games, including the defeat by Arsenal, but it seems to have knocked them off their stride as they lost to lowly Burnley yesterday. They play Everton next and face Chelsea again before the new year, so it is not looking too good for them at the minute.
The Hammers do have a home game with Leicester City next weekend but then they travel to Chelsea before Arsenal head to Upton Park. And if we can overhaul those two, the Gunners will have Man United in our sights and things will be looking a lot better.
Of course we have to do our bit but the signs are very encouraging now that we have finally clicked and found a great balance in the team. With more solidity behind them, our potent strike force can win us any game. The trip to Liverpool next weekend is a big test but they are a shadow of last season’s team and they have a tough League Cup match in midweek.
So Gooners, are Arsenal well and truly on the way up?