Arsene Wenger has seen his Arsenal team drop to 11 points behind Leicester City in the last month as the Gunners have failed to win one Premier League game in that time. But the race is far from over, either for the teams above us or the teams below us, and Wenger is looking for a positive result tomorrow to close the gap ahead, and also to keep away from the closing pack.
“I would say we have to go step by step,” he said on the official Arsenal website. “Let’s get back to winning habits first, that starts tomorrow… if we win tomorrow, we’ll see. That’s our target.
“But at the moment, the only way to achieve something special is first to be realistic and humble enough to deal first with Everton.
“Things will change until the end of the season, that’s for sure. We have to take care of our own destiny, and that’s by producing the performances we expect from ourselves.
“It’s very tight, but I believe the Premier League is far from over. We are in a position where we hope for the best. I agree that a negative result would be very bad for us, but we focus on a positive result. We know now is the time for us to produce the result we want.
“We also have to look behind us because things can change very quickly. We want to move forward, but I’m conscious that our position is not secure, even where we are.”
Leicester, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man City are still hot favourites to finish in the Top Four, but Man United are priced at 4/1 with Bet365 to spoil the party, or even Liverpool or West Ham at under 7/1 could still figure. With only 5 points between us and United in sixth, we really need to show some intent with a win tomorrow.
As Wenger says, we must look for the positive outcome….
Onwards and Upwards!