As discussed earlier, Unai Emery’s biggest target this season is to get Arsenal back into the Champions League, and after a 16 game unbeaten run, the pressure is on to try and keep our run going against our biggest rivals for that coveted Fourth Place.
Tomorrow we are away at the 6th placed Bournemouth who are the surprise package of the season so far, and although it is going to be far from easy it is a game we simply must win if we are going to have confidence in our following two games. The Gunners have not won a Premier League game in a month, and if we go into next Sunday’s crucial North London Derby without a win under our belts our bitter rivals will feel a bit less worried about facing us at the Emirates. They are currently just four points ahead of us and we really can’t afford for that gap to increase any more.
Then just three days later we have the joy of travelling to Old Trafford where we will face a Jose Mourinho side that are currently four points below us. If we can arrive there with six points under our belts than we will know we have real chances of a Top Four place and I would happy if we only got a draw up there to make it seven out of nine for the three games.
This really is our most crucial ten days of the season so far, and at the end of it we will either all be the happiest Gooners around, or we will be crying into our spilt milk and concentrating on the Europa League for the rest of the season.
Which do you think it will be Gooners???