Arsenal have won their last three games in a row and with the big Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow coming up the Gunners could really do with another win against Stoke to keep the momentum going, although Steve Bould has still not quite given up on making the top four but admits it won’t be easy…”Look, it’s tough.” Bouldy said. “The manager said it’s tough and of course it’s tough. We’re not stupid. But you never know. Winning games is much better than not if we’re going to win a Europa League final. To win games now is better for us, so the more games we can win now the better the season becomes and what happens in the end is what happens.”
Of course he was naturally asked if that meant Arsenal would be concentrating on the Europa League, And he said: “I’m not sure we have, no. As far as I’m concerned it’s a big game on Sunday for us. We could do with a win. We need to pick up a win, we need to play well and get players fit again and get a full squad and see where we go from there.”
Of course it is a pipe dream that we will make the Top Four but there is nothing wrong with dreaming, but it is much more important to keep the confidence high. As Stoke have lost on their last 15 visits to Arsenal, surely it shouldn’t be a problem should it?