Mark Lawrenson expects Arsenal to take their match against Leeds United this weekend as their most important game of the season so far.
The Gunners are making a late push to finish this season inside the top four, and it has been smooth in the last few games.
They are currently fourth, but Tottenham is following them closely, and that makes their next few games even more important.
Leeds would be their next opponent and the former Liverpool defender, Lawro, believes they will earn all the points against the relegation battlers.
He predicts on the BBC: “Arsenal have just got to look after themselves from here on in. The derby doesn’t matter yet – for now, this game against Leeds is their biggest game of the season.
“Leeds have also got plenty to play for, because they have been dragged right into the relegation scrap.
“They certainly haven’t been short of effort since Jesse Marsch took over, but Arsenal showed against West Ham last week that they can scrap for the points when they have to.
“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0”
Just Arsenal Opinion
The game against Leeds is important because every point counts for us now.
We need to win as many as possible. The ideal situation is that we would win all our remaining matches so that we wouldn’t have to bother about what Spurs does.
Beating Leeds would not be easy, but it is the only result that matters now.
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Chelsea just surrendered a 2goal lead to a 2all draw at home to Wolves. Thats terrible. A win for ARSENAL tommorow will reduce the point difference btwn Arsenal & chelsea to just one point. It means we can still finish third on the EPL Log.
Tottenham will lose to Liverpool tommorow. If we win leeds, we could be five points ahead of Tottenham before we play them. A victory for Arsenal against tottenham raises the point difference to 8points with two games to go. Arsenal is in the UCL Already. Its sealed.
Hmmmm,things just getting a lot interesting.
This is the time when our team needs to play adaptively. MA can’t do much I think. Our players have to take responsibility and have to punch above their weight. This is no time to show what you can do, but to show what is not expected of you. And not in a certain Harry Maguire way!
Spurs holding on to a goalless game against the reds, should be an inspiration to our players. I don’t care if they are our rivals. They are giving it all, and that’s what I expect of our team at the least. Diehard attitude. No room for slacking and complacency now. It’s yippee-ki-yay, m*********** time.