For the second week in a row it is left to Arsenal to play the final game of the Premier League weekend, which is sometimes a help and sometimes a hindrance. This time I think we can definitely say that the schedule has increased the pressure on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players, after Man City and Man United both won their games.
So that means that City are three points ahead of the Gunners with eight points better on their goal difference, while the red side of the city are now just two points behind us. We do have an eight point goal difference advantage on Louis van Gaal´s side and we do have two more games to play than both of the Manchester clubs but it does mean that we have to win those games.
Even assuming that Arsenal win the three remaining home games against Swansea tomorrow, Sunderland next Wednesday and West Brom on the final day, it still looks like we will need some kind of result at Old Trafford next Sunday, at least we do if we are to ensure that it will be United and not us who play the two Champions League qualifying games at the start of next season.
I don´t suppose it makes a great deal of difference whether Arsenal finish second or third but for the sake of the extra confidence to take into next season, it could be very helpful to finish above City as well as United. And of course we do not want to lose any game as we prepare to face Aston Villa i9n the FA cup final.
Do you think Arsenal will get something from Old Trafford? And where will we end up at the end of the season?