Arsenal have got a lot more to do than simply catch and overtake our north London rivals Tottenham if this season is to be seen as anything but a disappointing one, and with 11 points to make up on the current Premier League leaders you would have to say that Leicester City are big favourites to finish above the Gunners and complete an amazing campaign by being crowned champions of England.
It would still be a big thing for Arsenal to finish above the spuds once again, though, and hopefully the next few weeks will see the current six point gap considerably reduced if not closed entirely. This really is crunch time for Tottenham, as their next two matches are very tough looking tests, against Jurgen Klopp’s rejuvenated Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday and then they play host to Louis van Gaal’s top four chasing Manchester United the following on Sunday.
And to make their job even harder, we hope, is the pressure coming from Arsenal breathing down their necks. And although he did not say it in so many words, the comments in a Sky Sports report from the Spurs and France number one Hugo Lloris tell me that the Tottenham players are worried about the Gunners catching them.
He said, “We can talk a bit about Arsenal as well. They are behind us but have played one less game so I think the key is to be focused on ourselves, don’t think about the other teams.”
But you clearly are thinking of us Hugo.
He went on, “We have two tough games ahead with Liverpool away and Manchester United at home and maybe we will see a bit more after those games.
“In football anything is possible so we just need to play games and enjoy it with our fans.”
Assuming that the spuds are already starting to feel some pressure from Arsenal, we really need to keep applying it and with our next two games against Watford and West Ham kicking off before their games we have the perfect opportunity. Can we take it and will it have the desired effect on our north London rivals?