The bookies make Arsenal very short favourites to take all three points against Aston Villa at the Emirates this afternoon, but Arsene Wenger himself is certainly not expecting an easy game at all!
“It is always a battle against Villa,” Arsene said. “They have recently had some good results including a 3-3 draw at Everton.
“They know that they are fighting to avoid relegation. So it will be a typical Premier League game today and we have to prepare ourselves for a fight.
“Apart from Manchester United, it’s very open for all the other positions. It’s down to us to continue to be consistent like we have been. We have to focus on continuing to get points because we cannot drop any.”
I’m not so sure about that last line, as if the Gunners DO manage to end up in second place at the end of the season, most Arsenal fans will think that they have won the jackpot at a mobile casino and I think Wenger would do as well!
Currently Arsenal are still four points behind Tottenham in fourth place, and have to visit White Hart Lane next week, not to mention the 9 points that they have to make up on Man City in second. Of course it is mathematically possible, but I certainly wouldn’t put any money on Arsenal finishing second right now….