No matter what happened in the other Premier League games set to be played this weekend, there was always going to be a lot of pressure on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players after our side had fallen out of the top four and into the worst position at this point of a season for over 10 years.
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.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are under severe pressure after crashing out of the Champions League and slipping out of the top four of the Premier League in recent weeks, although there is the cushion of knowing that we have two games in hand on fourth placed Liverpool and would go back above them if we win them.
There is no doubt that Arsenal need the three points today and even though the Hawthorns is a tough place to go to get them, despite the fact the Baggies lost their last home game, I am sure that Arsene Wenger will be sending his Arsenal side out to take the game to West Brom and to make the most of our creative and attacking ability.
Even though Arsenal have one Premier League game in hand on Tottenham and Man City, while also having played two games fewer than Liverpool, it is vital for the Gunners to get a win at West Brom this weekend before the two week pause for the latest round of internationals.
Arsenal as well as all other professional football clubs have a number of sponsorship deals in place, and they have a huge effect on the finances of their clubs, with little said on the subjects.
The latest results have been fed into the so-called ‘Super-Computer’, and Arsenal’s updated final finishing position has been predicted.
Chelsea look assured winners of the Premier League title, holding a 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham currently, as well as having no European football to distract them from their ever-nearing goal.
If Arsenal had not slipped up so many times to allow the current Premier League leaders to open up such a big, and frankly unbridgeable, gap at the top of the table then we Arsenal fans would have been hoping for the boost that our team would get when the injury hit Spanish midfield star Santi Cazorla was fit to play again.