Will three wins be enough to seal top-four spot for Arsenal?

Arsenal closed the gap on the top-four of the Premier League last night with a win over Southampton, but is there any chance we can make it?

Our side climbed to within four points of Liverpool, who have played a match more than us currently, as well as us sitting three points behind Manchester City.

Man City’s hardest fixture is most likely the visit of Leicester on Saturday afternoon, and a failure to win the home fixture would see them dragged right back into shaky territory. I firmly expect them to overcome the Premier League champions, but Jamie Vardy may have other ideas…

They currently look assured of their place, and should be happy to be playing the early match on Saturday, before we were able to put added pressure on their fourth spot.

Should they fail to win however, that could add extra pressure to our fixture, with that extra belief bringing extra importance, but the already-relegated Sunderland side shouldn’t be able to dent our form.

If we get the expected win over the Black Cats, we would move to within one point of Liverpool, which will ramp up the pressure for their trip to take on West Ham, who earned a well-earned win over in-form side Tottenham only last week.

The pressure appears to be off for the Hammers, and the London rivalry will have built them up for last week’s win, and hopefully the giant-slaying fight remains in them this weekend. Liverpool are far from guaranteed the win on Sunday, and have been far from impressing in recent times either.

I will probably write off our chances of Champions League football if we fail to win on Saturday, or if both Liverpool and City win this weekend, but nothing is guaranteed in our beautiful game.

Will West Ham be keen to hurt Liverpool, or will they prefer to add misery to our campaign? Can we still breach the top-four spots?

Pat J

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  1. Shah of Arsenal says:

    Not getting my hopes up, but wouldn’t be surprised at all if Liverpool chokes and we take 4th.

    All we can do is win our last three games and hope for the best! COYG

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      3 wins and one Livertool win is enough to ruin your party

      Take heart bru…

      Think Europa!

  2. Janssen says:

    It would be good for the club and even better if a new manager comes in. But I don’t see Liverpool messing up and I am worried about our game against Everton.

    1. JembutArsene says:

      Look at yourself. Have faith bro, Arsene will win our remaining matches and you have to deal that Arsene will be at Arsenal for 2 more years. BE HAPPY.

  3. paul35mm says:

    Top four and Champions League is always great and like any Arsenal supporter, I want that for the club. That, however is not entirely within the hands of the players and coaches. What they do control is how they play over the last three games. What I want most is three wins. I would like to see Arsenal not only beat Sunderland, but do so convincingly, 3-0 or better. I’d like to see the Gunners run Stoke ragged, passing and moving and combining the way the team is capable of. I’d like to see Arsenal turn up on the final day at Everton, regardless of the top four situation, and win.

    Regardless of top four or not, this has been a disappointing season. Not because of points or trophies, but with the moves Arsenal made the team looked ready for a title run. After a runner up place last season, Arsenal added Mustafi, Perez, Xhaka, and Holding; four quality players. No regular first team starters were sold.

    Injury to Cazorla hurt, but Arsenal are a big club. There were replacements. In spite of the size of the squad and the quality of the new additions, Arsenal did not move forward.

    Alexis moved into a more advanced role and everyone is giddy over his twenty goals, but when you look at Giroud and Sanchez, combined they scored less because Sanchez did not add everything the team lost by sitting Giroud. Walcott started well, got hurt as he always seems to, and then sputtered. Welbeck since coming back into the team has been decent, but he is not a twenty goal striker. Lucas Perez has been good, but had not been given much in the way of chances.

    In the midfield, connecting defense to attack continues to be a problem until the change to a back three and the evolution of the Xhaka/Ramsey pivot. Ramsey, Elneny, Coquelin, and Xhaka all struggled to combine as central midfielders in front of a back four.

    In attack, Sanchez’s role as a striker combined with his tendancy to drop deep for the ball squeezed Ozil out of the offense. Sitting Giroud made the Wenger Out Mob happy, but made the club vulnerable to teams that sit deep and defend and counter attack.

    so the club has about as many points as they did last year, but have not really progressed. That’s disappointing. however, as a true supporter, I just want to see my club win and play well. COYG

  4. Arsenal_Girl says:

    This is what i hope happens
    1. Finish top 4
    2. Win FA Cup
    3. Wenger resigns
    4. Sign Allegri

    That would turn our miserable season into an awesome one

    1. John0711 says:

      How can anyone thumb that down Jesus

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        Some peeps are just scared of change which is ironic as
        It’s the only thing you can count on happening;)

        1. Dee23 says:

          It’s probably the idiots that don’t want arsenal to finish top 4 that are thumbing her down since they think that the worse we do this season the better because they think finishing below fourth and failing in the FA cup guarantees Wenger’s exit.

  5. Chokulate says:

    3 miracles in a row?
    Wenger ended Mourinho
    Wenger ended Southampton
    Wenger ending Stoke?

    Still #WENGER OUT

  6. ger burke says:

    ah here !!!, bring back jambuttarse i say . this is gone back to boring again . same old tripe every day under a different banner headline . come on jambutt , all is forgiven , i swear .

    1. Yossarian says:

      Hahahaha… He was funny. For a while.

      1. Guneal says:

        He was childish

        1. Yossarian says:

          Funny for a while, but ceased to be amusing in a very short space of time.

    2. Dubgun says:

      Me head is bleedin melting!!
      What ever happened to Leo and his sh#te predictions?

  7. legend henry says:

    Are you guys real ?

    You pathetic fans !

    who can really explain why we need top four ?

    So we will become laughing stock in Europe?

    Nothing will change as far as the core of the problem is not tackled

    Conte came and won the league

    We are stuck with a greedy old man who not only is deluded but has past his sell by date

    Fans like you guys are the reason we will never win anything

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      We need top four as a minimum, the funds that are generated from this competition is no chicken fee.
      I don’t hear teams or athletes moaning about entering the World Cup or the Olympics, when they keep failing to win anything.
      We haven’t won the premier league for over 13 years, so according to your attitude ?? does that mean that there’s no point in us playing with the best in the best league? ?

    2. Yossarian says:

      I guess as much as most of us would love to withdraw Wenger’s contract extension and give Allegri £200m to spend for next season, it’s just beyond our power!

      Even if I was, say, a Russian multi-billionaire, Stan Kroenke wouldn’t sell me the shares anyway.

  8. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Why you all acting like you haven’t seen this movie before?
    “Nightmares on GroundHog street”
    [The Quest for Wenger Trophy]
    Staring: Premier false-hopes-Jackson, De-jolly Bottler’s, Limped Limp and still Limping.
    Directed & built with his own bare hands: AW Delusion’al

    Sponsored by Ghostly ??
    13 years in the marking.

  9. ArseOverTit says:

    What does it matter?
    Stan has his ranches and other sporting revenue streams (that used to be sports teams).

    Business is booming with football tourism, tv rights and sponsor deals.

    Season ticket holders who can’t stand what AFC have become rent their tickets to day trippers.

    Wenger is a enjoying an £8 million a year salary for delivering top four (or not) and the occasional cup.

    Ozil and Sanchez are dreaming of a move to a bigger club.

    The board will enjoy their dividends.

    Business as usual!! Again…

    1. Tom Major says:

      You’re completely correct, while Kroenke and Gazidis are in charge of Arsenal we’re doomed, all they’re interested in is profits, they have no interest in Arsenal as a football team only as a profit generating business!

  10. Goonerboy says:

    Liverpool won’t win against Westham, the best they will get is a draw, we just have to take that chance when it comes…however, we have serious work to do, beat Stoke and Everton…I wish Stoke was coming to the Emirates, it would have been a sure 3 points…

    But why do we always have to play Stoke at home first every season????

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