Any win for Arsenal over today’s visitors to north London would take the Gunners to just two points behind Chelsea, who currently sit fifth in the Premier League table and have seen their own top four hopes disappear after losing their long unbeaten home record against Tottenham last weekend, but a big win for Arsenal could help to pile even more pressure onto the Blues before they face West Ham later today.
While our season in the EPL has been even worse than theirs, it is not by much and we are starting to find form while Chelsea are looking increasingly troubled and now face a struggle to stay in fifth, never mind finishing in the top four.
The Stamford Bridge fans will not be happy and the players probably know that they are ready for yet another change of manager, so all is not well and I reckon that Arsenal have an outside chance of finishing above them at the end of the current season. That may not mean a lot but it would put a positive spin on a bad year for Arsenal fans.
I would love to see the Gunners play with real flair and intent against Southampton today and if we do then the goals should flow again as they did on Thursday. Do you think, if that happens, it might just force a slip from our London rivals?