I know that a lot of Arsenal fans are currently thinking that the top four is a sad second prize for the Gunners after we blew yet another attempt to be crowned Premier League champions, but you can bet that the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United would snatch your hand off to be assured of a top four finish and a coveted place in the Champions League.
The Gunners may not have won the title in 12 years but we have always been in Europe’s elite competition in that time and I do not agree with the Arsenal fans who think it would be a good idea for us to drop out now, just on the off chance it might convince the club to part ways with Arsene Wenger.
If we do get embroiled in a fight for the top four and it looks dodgy then you can bet the boss will prioritise that, whereas a comfortable race to the finish line would allow him to focus more on the cup games and for me a trophy win is very important for us this season, or at least a longer run in Europe than we are used to just to show some sort of progress.
That is why I think that a win over Hull City on Saturday could be huge for Arsenal. With Liverpool and Tottenham facing each other, while Man United face in form Watford and Man City travel to Bournemouth, all three points for Arsenal should see the table looking much better for us next week, so come on you Gunners, get this win and get out of the top four dogfight.