The job for the Arsenal team got a little bit harder at the weekend with the Premier League leaders Leicester City riding their luck to grind out yet another 1-0 win to move them closer to an amazing title win, but if you look at it another way it has not changed what Arsenal have to do, which is to win all of our remaining EPL games.
There is a strong likelihood that even that will not be enough, especially if luck continues to help the Foxes as it did again yesterday with their opponents Southampton having two good penalty claims turned down. Leicester have six games left and they need to drop points in three of them to give us a chance.
However, most people do not believe Arsenal would win the title even if they do open the door as we have not shown the consistency this season to suggest that nine wins in a row is possible, but Arsene Wenger has reminded everyone that two of his previous title winning Arsenal teams were in the same sort of situation and pulled it off, reports The Mirror.
The Arsenal boss said, “We had a game in hand.
“Suddenly we had a good run. Because we won at Man United. I don’t know if you remember but we played at Wimbledon and the electricity went off, it was down to betting.
“The game was cancelled and we won when it was replayed (in March); we won at Man United, and suddenly everybody thought it was possible.
“Unfortunately this time we have to fight with two teams.
“I have no secret, unfortunately. To find a team who clicks at the right moment, sometimes you have all kinds of reasons. Because your injured players come back, like Danny Welbeck, because of the emergence of some players like Alex Iwobi.
“I don’t know.”
As well as that 10 game winning run in 1998 that gave Arsenal the first title under Wenger, the Gunners won 13 in a row to claim the second in 2002. And before the Frenchman’s time there was that crazy finish when it looked like Arsenal had blown it but we managed to win it with a 2-0 win at Anfield on the final day.
It does seem to be a them with Arsenal, but can the current crop of Gunners do it again?