With Arsenal putting five past Burnley without reply last weekend, there is no real need for us to get anything out of the two remaining Premier League games, in terms of league position anyway. However, just for the sake of ending the season with something for the fans to smile about and giving the departing manager Arsene Wenger a decent send-off, I think the players will be keen to perform well over the next few days.
In fact I think it could be a quite important couple of matches, because it gives us a chance to say goodbye to what has become an embarrassingly poor record on the road. It has been a rancid run for Arsenal in 2018, let’s be frank. Not only have we failed to pick up a single Premier League point since the new year began, we were knocked out of the League Cup by Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest.
That away run includes defeats to sides like Brighton, Bournemouth and Swansea City. Okay the new season will be a fresh start under a new manager but do we really want to go into it with such an appaling away record hanging over the players? Of course not.
Thankfully I think the situation now is right for the Gunners to show what they can do away from home, starting with Leicester tomorrow and then at Huddersfield on Sunday. Surely Arsenal will get at least a point from these two games won’t we? What are the chances of two morale boosting away wins do you think?