Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side might be facing the most important game of their season so far as they host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. The match sees sixth in the table hosting third, with seven points between the two sides.
In the reverse of this fixture, Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Arsenal very good on the day. Since then, they have struggled to push on from the point they earned, and they have been hamstrung by defeats when they seemed to be putting together a decent run of form.
Arsenal are currently two points behind Tottenham having played the same amount of games, while they are six points short of Liverpool with a game in hand. Indeed, they are a sizeable seven points behind their next opponents, and if they are to lose on Wednesday, then it could be terminal to their season.
With Manchester City a massive 24 points ahead, Arsenal’s aspirations now solely focus upon regaining the Champions League place that they lost last season. While there are still a lot of points to pick up, the competition for the top four places is such that if Arsenal are to fall behind, then they will be left in the dust.
If Arsenal lose to Chelsea, and Tottenham win their next game, then Arsenal will be five points short of the top four, with the potential for another season where they miss out on the Champions League huge.