Arsenal are currently 13 points behind Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title, and crucially 12 points below our own points total at this time last year, but the Gunners defender Kieran Gibbs thinks that we still have a chance to make up those points this time around.
“If you look at last year, we were top of the league for the majority of the season but towards the end was where we faded,” Gibbs told The Mirror. “Now we have got a chance to hit form and we’ll see where we end up.
“I just look at the next game, against Aston Villa. You can’t set yourself any limits. We have still got loads to play for. It’s all there in front of everyone to see what there is to play for. We want to embrace it and take control of it.”
“I think Manchester City was quite a turning point, sometimes it takes a game to change the dynamics.
“Not just in the team but also in the league. It was like an awareness that we have a big say in the league.
“I think we already knew that but sometimes one game can just change that mentality.”
After winning their last four games, Arsenal are at last showing a bit of consistency and seem to have regained their confidence of winning every game going forward. And with more and more of our injured players coming back to the squad we can only improve further.
But could we really catch Chelsea?