This could be a big if, especially if Arsenal carry on playing the way that we have started in the new Premier League season. Surely Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team will improve, though, after conceding eight goals in the first three games against Leicester City, Stoke and Liverpool, with the Gunners failing to register at the other end in the last two.
Three points against Bournemouth this weekend is a must but after that we need to start picking up points and moving back up the table because we simply cannot let the pace setters get too far ahead. I am not expecting the Gunners to lay waste to all before us and I would not expect us to hit top spot either, but if we can get to the turn of the year without being too far behind the leaders, I would then be a lot more optimistic.
The reason for that is the good news reported by The Mirror this week about the imminent return to fitness of our Spanish international midfield star Santi Cazorla, with Arsene Wenger giving a very positive update on the little magician’s road to recovery.
The boss said, “He is having his first run today. The flexibility of his ankle is good. His mobility is good.
“Now it is about getting back to full fitness without having any setbacks so it is very difficult to predict when he will be available again.
“It won’t be before Christmas, that’s why I didn’t involve him in the Europa League squad but I hope after Christmas he will be available.
“But it looks positive.”
Can Cazorla be the key to Arsenal actually challenging for the Premier League trophy if his teammates can keep us in touch until he returns after christmas?