Here we go Arsenal fans, today is the day for Arsene Wenger and his side. Wenger celebrates his 1000th game in charge of the Gunners since joining in 1996, and almost 18 years on let’s hope we can get a win on this momentous occasion. Arsenal really have gone through the ups and downs under Wenger and whilst there have been times in which the fans have doubted him, the club has always stood by Le Prof and this season it looks as if that may be paying off, as it is getting increasingly likely that silverware could be coming to the Emirates for the first time since it opened.
Today’s game is against table toppers Chelsea, who will also be looking to rejuvenate their title challenge after slipping up to Aston Villa last week. With Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City all on their tail, Arsenal could exploit what is sure to be a panicky Chelsea side today. The game at Stamford Bridge is our second last major fixture in the league, because after Manchester City next weekend, our run in until the end of the season should be one of the easiest. So let’s hope we can capitalise on the big game and catch up with both Chelsea, and City (who at the moment are technically behind us but are likely to overtake with their games in hand), and potentially make one last push for a potential title challenge.
It’s going to be yet another close run in for the title, but unlike previous years, there are four teams who are still more than capable of winning it, unlike the usual top two fighting until the very end. Although it could drop down to three today if Arsenal don’t manage to come away with at least a point, but there is so hope for the Gunners. Arsenal may not have any major players back from injury but at least they won’t have key players suspended unlike Chelsea. Chelsea will have both Ramires and Willian suspended after their respective red cards last weekend, so that’ll be two major players missing for them.
The title push may have been going for quite a while now and it is disappointing that we are in this position after leading the league for so long, but now we must face that we are playing catch-up. There is still hope for the Gunners and a win today is vital, luckily although it may seem an unlucky feat to some, I think Arsenal still stand a chance of putting up a fight until the very last day.