Arsenal’s current unbeaten run seems to completely contradict those who thought they were destined to fail after losing four on the trot a few months back, as they continue to look better than they have done in months. They’re clearly riding a wave of momentum and as we look ahead to the future, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Gunners are starting to really gel as a unit.
It’s one of the biggest games in the world. Also, one of the most anticipated derbies on the continent and definitely one of those matches that generates incredible attention all over the British Isles.
It nurtures a long-standing rivalry between the two North London sides – Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – a contention that’s seemingly seen a shift in power over the last couple of seasons with Spurs finishing above Arsenal last season for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s 21 years at the Emirates.
The way the next season and the transfer window campaign will go for the Gunners is all up to the last game of the season. A loss could potentially mean losing the third spot, and even the fourth, given the fact that Newcastle and Tottenham are breathing down their necks.
If Arsenal do fall off the third place their transfer season would have been ruined, and if it wasn’t enough that Wenger isn’t a big fan of big money transfers, the fans will now have to accept the idea that the club can’t invest having lost the Champions League participation (and funds).
Arsenal seem to have run out of steam now as they drew with Chelsea and Stoke after losing the previous match against Wigan, and the Gunners still need to remain focused because Tottenham and Newcastle are still breathing down their neck with two games to go.
Tottenham managed to beat Bolton and they have come to within a one point deficit behind Arsenal, and now that Chelsea are in the Champions League final, nobody can guarantee that the 4th spot in the Premiership will lead to the CHL groups.