Arsenal are set for another crucial weekend in the race for the Top Four, and the pressure is now on our young team to take all three points in the London derby against Watford.
Having see off Wolves twice to leave them trailing five points behind us having played two games more, we should be able to asume that they are the first to drop out of the battle for the Champions League.
This is how thing stands right now….
As you can see we have three games in hand of the two teams above us, Manchester United and West Ham, and a win at Watford could see us leapfrog both of them to make us short favourites to win this race.
The reason I am feeling so confident is that West ham have got a nigh on impossible task of trying to get a result at Anfield, against a superb Liverpool team that is aiming to close in on Manchester City at the pinnacle of the table, and are on a winning run of ten straight games.
But Manchester City will not just lie down and let Liverpool make up the points, and as luck would have it, Pep Guardiola’s side are also at home against their great local rivals Man United and will be confident of putting their “noisy neighbours” in their place.
So if all those results go our way and we take 4th, United and the Hammers will also be looking over their shoulders at Tottenham, who could rise to be level with West Ham with games in hand if they beat Everton in the Monday Night game, and stay just 3 points behind us.
So this weekend’s game’s are going to crucial for Arsenal, but I am sure there will be many more twists and turns in the weeks ahead…
Just Arsenal Show – Dan Smith discusses Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the Top Four
Who are the 3 games in hand against?
Was it Chelsea, Spurs and????
Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool are our games in hand.
That live Arsenal with no points. Doint see how Arsenal are going to take points of those three teams.
To be arranged are only Chelsea and Spurs as Liverpool has a date now, although calling these the 3 “games in hand” isn’t exactly true, as both Man U and Spurs also have to play other good teams, and of course the games against us are also one “game in hand” for them. So whilst we have the capacity to implode in those two games, so do they. Gonna be interesting!
It is true because those are our games in hand end of story.
The fact that the other teams still have good teams to play still has nothing to do with our games that were postponed.
Until arsenal play some of these match at hand, its difficult to determine arsenal chance to finish top 4.
arsenal could well lose all this 3 games in hand, put them under their rivals or they could get all the 9 points and secure top 4. anything can happen.
Who the games in hand were at one time against is now an irrelevance in this respect: as what counts is the totality of all the games left for us and for all our 4th place rivals!
THAT is the sensible thing to compare as of now .
THERE IS SO MUCH NONSENSE TALKED ABOUT GAMES IN HAND,WHEN ALL THAT MATTERS IS ALL THE REMAINING GAMES FOR US AND ALL OUR RIVALS.
IT’S OBVIOUS IF YOU CARE TO THINK ABOUT IT!
We are to maintain our determination, focus with positive action and result oriented. these qualities will sure make us through the champions league qualification. God will see us through and It Is Well.
Keep the faith y’all,i see points coming from chelsea,spurs and pool games (4 at least).
We stand a better chance with Lacazette, Saka, Smith-Rowe and Ødegaard playing together ,
I believe we can get a minimum of 5 points from the Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool game.
We should be weary of the Watford game.
Agreed…lets not worry about gamea i hand
Beat Watford first
Watford game should be a solid 3points, even if it’s another one goal margine, however complacency should not creep in.
Our games in hand are not easy ones, Spuds being the easiest. But I am hoping for 3points from the games. We will be fine with that, ManU will be the other high profile game left.
Games in hand are just simply what they are – GAMES IN HAND! And these does not equate to getting the points unless the games are won.
Yes, we’ve had some good runs and the Wolves games surely lifted confidence. Still, I am weary of the Watford game. I am looking forward to an interesting game and 3 crucial points for us as we move to consolidate Champions league position.
Keeping the faith…
After beating Watford Arsenal will be 6 points above spurs…only that’s relevant for now…both having played 25 games each