Arsenal are doing our bit by winning all our Premier League games and putting in very good performances, but unfortunately it is probably going to be a little to late after our struggles in the early part of the season. As the manager said yesterday, we still need Chelsea to slip up dramatically and even if they have lost Diego Costa for the rest of the season it still looks like the title is theirs.
But Arsenal must keep our focus and make sure that we are on hand to take advantage. The Gunners are away to Burnley and then there is the FA cup semi before the Premier League game at home to Jose Mourinho’s team and even if the Gunners win it, we will need Chelsea to have dropped some points in their two previous games away to QPR and at home to Man United to have a chance of overhauling them.
As I say though, Arsenal have plenty of reasons not to ease up even if Chelsea have sealed top spot. There is the top four and the Champions League of course, but Wenger and the players should be intent on avoiding the two play-off games that fourth place entails. The stress they bring and the extra strain and risk of injury and fatigue they bring would be well avoided next season.
And there is the FA cup of course. If Arsenal lose the momentum and morale that we have now, it might be hard to get it back for a one off Wembley final so it would be better to keep it building. And we could also do with sealing that top three finish before the last game of the season, for peace of mind but also to allow Wenger to rest any key players that might need a little rest ahead of a possible final.
Little details or a little less focus can make a big difference so Arsenal need these reasons to kep standards high. And by doing so you never know what might happen.