It is that time of the year again where we usually see Arsenal dipping into their favourite spot ‘4th place’. It is inevitable that we see it time and time again, usually noted as their ‘trophy’, year in year out.
The 8 win streak has been flawless for Arsenal including a spectacular 4-1 win against Liverpool on 4th April. In terms of the table they sit at 66 points which is similar to it was last season, not exactly showing great signs of progress. It may go unnoticed, however Arsenal have the most spread out goal scorers more than any team in the premier league. Their position has been claimed as consequence of ‘poor form’ Manchester City who were ahead, now losing games regularly in dipping form.
Just behind them Manchester United are also on a winning streak, after yesterdays 4-1 win against Manchester City they emphasised that they are not letting Arsenal get ahead of them so easily. The race for second spot is just 1 point difference, whichever team losing may suffer a slip and give an advantage to the other team.
However this year has posed to be a little different, with eight wins in a row, it can only get better from here. Perhaps its a new testament to how they are maturing as a team and looking to get more silver wear than they have done in the last couple of years. For next year they can push on as their squad is coming closer together and reaching a stage whereby they can compete. It is undeniably one of the best squads they have had in a while, with players such as Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez all in form.
After going 9 years of trophy drought 2014 was the year that Arsenal broke the news by winning the FA Cup. It wasn’t as easy as people made it to be, with beating top teams to reach the final. FA Cup is deemed the biggest annual knock out cup in the English league with clubs from all leagues able to compete. Immediately after the FA Cup they started their win against Manchester City posing a win against them at the Community shield which was a great advert for premier league football.