Because Arsenal were due to play Southampton on the weekend of the EFL cup final, which they were very unlucky to lose To Manchester United, we have already played one Premier League game less than both Liverpool and Tottenham and that is partly the reason why Arsene Wenger and the players find themselves out of the top four this week.
With Jurgen Klopp’s team also out of the FA cup, Arsenal will have played two matches fewer than Liverpool when our next league match comes around, so assuming that the scousers follow up their morale boosting victory over us with a win over Burnley at Anfield on Sunday, the next time we play there could be a five point gap between us and fourth place.
This week also sees Man City play their own game in hand at home to Stoke City and a win would put them on 58 points with Arsenal back on 50. All this would pile the pressure on us to win an already tricky looking game away to West Brom.
Things do not get much easier after that either because next up is the visit of Man City, so the fight for a top four finish and a Champions League spot is looking harder than ever for Arsenal and the FA cup match this weekend is not helping.
Will this be the year the Gunners finally miss out and go into the Europa League?