Ex-Arsenal midfielder Michael Thomas believes that his former club can wrap up the top four with victories in their next two matches against Leeds and Tottenham.
The Gunners legend says it is a massive week for Mike Arteta’s side but, if they can get through it unscathed, he believes there could even be a chance of catching Chelsea:
“The club need two big results in the next two games and I think the top four will be theirs. Chelsea are in a tough position because they had third wrapped up for so long that they took got too relaxed and now it’s looking very open again. I do think they will still qualify for the Champions League, but as you can see, it can quite easily change at any game week. As for Arsenal, they should just be looking to win all their remaining games and see where that leaves them.”
The gap to Chelsea is down to three points so overhauling them in the final four games is possible, but that will depend on how Arsenal deal with some tough fixtures.
While a lot of fans will already be looking ahead to the North London derby next Thursday, the match versus Leeds at the Emirates this weekend is equally important.
Their opponents are in a relegation battle so they will be fighting for their lives. It won’t be an easy fixture and Arteta’s men need to have the right mentality going into the game in order to secure the three points.