Arsenal may be currently sitting 7 points behind Man City in 4th place in the Premier League table, and 9 points behind Liverpool, but our games in hand mean that we could move a bit closer to the Champions League places. But of course the Gunners have to start winning again, and if we can’t do that against a Middlesbrough team that hasn’t won a game for months then I seriously will believe our season is over as far as the Top Four is concerned.
When Mesut Ozil was asked about his contract situation, he made it clear that the Top Four was still the priority. He said: “At this stage I’m not important, what’s important is the club,”
“We’ve still got a lot to aim for this season, to try and finish in the top four.
“It would be wrong to think about anything other than the football and then we can talk again at the end of the season.”
Obviously Wenger has made it into the Top Four every single season since he arrived 21 years ago, so it doesn’t surprise me that he believes he will do it again this season. As he said this morning: “We might get there, we might not get there but the only thing is to believe we can do it.”
There are still many big games to come before the end of the season, and Arsenal must somehow get their confidence back and start believing they can win every single one. I’m not sure that I believe that is possible!