The pressure is on Arsenal in “the defining moment of the season” against Leeds

Yet again, Arsenal are taking on a team that is threatened with relegation in a must-win game to maintain our fight in the race for the Top Four. A win today would give us a much-needed cushion over Tottenham ahead of Thursday’s North london derby, and after three wins in a row we should be at the peak of confidence.

Meanwhile Leeds are fighting for their Premier League survival, and need at least a point to go above 16th placed Burnley with just two games to go. To be fair their recent form has not been bad recently, and although they were soundly beaten by Man City last week (who isn’t?) they had gone 5 games without losing to take them out of the relegation zone.

You could also call it a worry that they are unbeaten in their last three away games, but they were not playing a quality team like Arsenal, were they?

Mikel Arteta knows that this is a crucial game for both sides, and has put the pressure on his team by calling it “the defining moment of the season” for our young team, and let us hope that they can grab their chance with both hands.

“It’s a lot to play for and obviously,” the boss said.”the situation that they are in, they are going to show how much they want to get out of that zone as quickly as possible.

“For us, this is the defining moment of the season after everything we’ve done, so we want to capitalise on what we’ve done in the last nine or 10 months.”

And capitalise we must. It’s not just pulling away from Tottenham, a win will put us just one point behind a Chelsea in turmoil. Maybe Arteta is right about it being a defining moment….

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  1. My emotions are mixed right now and I think I like it. I will be sorted when we qualify for the champions league though

  2. I can feel the pressure already myself
    The players must Even be feeling it more
    My worry is this is the moment where experienced players are mostly needed
    Let’s wait and see how it all unfolds
    Imagine a win today and on Thursday
    It will be like crazy, celebrating top 4 at the lane also at their expense
    Let’s beat Leeds 1st and let’s dream

  3. pool vs spuds last nite no arsenal player bar tomi would get a game so were gona need a lot of luck to get 4th

    1. Emerson Royal
      Ben Davies
      Eric Dier
      PE Hojberg

      You honestly think these players would be
      automatic starters for Arsenal?

      have an other drink and pass it around

  4. Spurs are a big worry but to be honest it’s in our own hands today, beat Leeds and we go into Thursday with a strong mentality and have a good go at them to actually qualify on Spuds turf at expense of them if we win today and manage to beat them Thursday which is a big ask but doable.

    Cmon Young guns let’s rattle a few in today!!

  5. Leeds will come charging when the gunnerz have the ball.Expect crunching
    tackles designed to be intimidating to put the gunners off their stride.
    Expect a 10 men Leeds wall similar to Spurs against Pool.

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