Arsenal faces an uphill battle to finish top-four and must make the Europa League a priority.
Arsenal seems to be fighting a losing battle in their quest to qualify for the Champions League via the Premier League.
Unai Emery’s men are still within touching distance of the top four. However, anything short of a win over Leicester this weekend would risk claiming a Champions League qualification spot becoming an unlikely outcome.
Brendan Rodgers side will go nine points clear if we get beaten by the Foxes. If that happens I believe the time is right for us to prioritize the Europa League.
Last season, Arsenal struggled in the league but managed to reach the final of the Europa League. We may have lost the final to Chelsea, but it showed that Unai Emery continues to be a master of that competition.
This season we have resorted to using the likes of Shkodran Mustafi and other fringe players, but I believe Emery has to start fielding his best players from the knockout stages onwards.
We should target winning the Europa League not just because we would be winning a trophy, but because that seems to be the best route for us back into the Champions League right now.
It has been proven over time that Emery has the winning formula for games in that competition. Surely it makes sense to put everything we got into that competition and ensure a return to the Champions League?
I know that not all my fellow Gooners like the Europa League but if the route via the league is out of reach then maybe it is the appropriate time to start falling in love with the much-derided competition.