Arsenal needs to beat Tottenham to break the sense of predictability that has engulfed the four teams behind Liverpool and Man City battling for a top-four finish.
Let me explain what I mean.
Last season whenever Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd or Spurs had a chance to take advantage of their rivals mishaps, they blew it, if Spurs lost then as sure as night followed day so did the others, if United lost the rest dropped points, same with us and Chelsea, it just kept on happening, it was more a case of who didn’t want a top-four finish as opposed to who did. It was literally the worst and yet most entertaining top-four race for years.
Now, tomorrow if we win we would go four points ahead of both Chelsea and United and five in front of Spurs because as you probably already know, both the Blues and the Red Devils dropped points today.
Therefore, if we are to repeat the debacle of last season then it would mean we lose to Spurs and then there are just two points covering the four teams.
See where I am coming from here? This is a great chance for Arsenal to put a gap between themselves and their closest rivals but for that to happen they have to not be predictable.
Last season it became predictable for the Arsenal, Chelsea, United and Tottenham to blow their chances week after week so, Arsenal needs to become unpredictable and let the pack do the chasing this season.
Because being predictable means it is going to be another dog eat dog race.