Every single game of football that Arsenal Football Club play, in a competitive sense, is important. It gives fans who may be going to their first game a chance to see the Gunners triumph, and in equal measure, it may allow for a 40-year season ticket holder to keep his passion for the club alive and well. Of course, that’s an obvious statement, but it needs to be repeated because some would argue the game at the weekend isn’t quite as important as the ones against the club’s rivals.
Don’t underestimate them
If we’re talking about the likes of Tottenham Hotspur then that makes sense, but outside of that, it’s just not true. The Gunners will be travelling north tomorrow in order to take on Huddersfield Town who, in the eyes of many, may aswell already be back in the Championship. They’ve been relegated in the minds of fans across the world and while you may personally feel like that’s justified, it certainly doesn’t mean anyone should be taking them lightly – especially not Arsenal.
If you’ve been supporting the club longer than just a few months, then you’ll be well aware of what they can be like in situations like this. Sure, under Unai Emery things have been a little bit more stable, but we all remember those famous losses to sides that Arsenal definitely should’ve been. Nothing is a certainty in this game anymore, and that’s especially true when it comes to the Premier League.
Make these moments count
The Terriers know that they don’t really have anything to lose at this point, and they know that most fans are already writing this off as a definite loss for them. That’s all the motivation they’re going to need to go out there and pull a rabbit out of the hat, because if they’re going to pull off the great escape, then the first stage of that escape needs to be executed sooner rather than later.
Make no mistake about it: this is an absolutely huge game for the club this season, mainly because we’re really going to see what this team is made of when the pressure is on their shoulders. Sure, other games may have helped to prove that between now and when the season kicked off in August, but the point still stands.
Just how important is it for Arsenal to pick up three points this weekend?