Depending on what happens in the Premier League on Saturday of course, Arsenal could have a chance to move into the top four on Sunday, possible level on points with third placed Southampton and just eight points shy of Man City in second.
But we need to win away against the reigning EPL champions in order to do that and it is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal’s recent results against the big clubs, especially away from home, is about as good as Tottenham’s record of getting into the Champions League, as in not very…
But City are without their talisman and star midfielder Yaya Toure, without whom they have failed to win a Premier League game since April. And the Gunners, although still with plenty of injury problems, should have the likes of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey back in the starting line-up, so should we stick or twist?
After all, a point away from home against the champions would not be a bad result by any means, whereas yet another defeat, even if it is a narrow one, would inflict further damage on the confidence and self-belief of the Arsenal players.
With Alexis Sanchez in the team though, along with plenty more creation and goal threat from Gunners like Cazorla, Walcott, Ramsey and the Ox, I think that Arsenal will always have chances to score, so maybe Wenger needs to focus more on not conceding. It might be seen as a bit negative but would you really care if we nicked the game 1-0?