After Arsenal take on Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth on the south coast later today, there could be even more pressure piled on Arsene Wenger and the team by Louis van Gaal and Manchester United. Hopefully Chelsea can do us a favour at Stamford Bridge and stop the Old Trafford team from winning.
The fact is, though, that despite United having been pretty awful for most of the season, they will start the day just five points behind us. And with Arsenal having dropped into fourth spot that brings up the possibility that we hear about every year of this being the season when the Gunners fail to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
We have always managed to avoid this prospect under Le Prof and that is why it has been dubbed by those wags of the football press as the Wenger trophy. Now I am not saying that Arsenal should be happy with achieving this once again, although most clubs would give their right arm for a place at Europe’s top table, but that it might be a good idea for the Arsenal players to stop thinking about the title for a while and to focus on finishing in the top four.
The result is the same to be fair, that Arsenal need to win as many games as possible. I just feel that all the title talk is not really helping the squad right now. Whereas focusing on staying ahead of United and catching the spuds might just be the thing to sharpen up our focus. Do you agree Gooners?