A few days ago, Arsenal were bumbling along with a 1-0 lead, looking to maintain their 3rd place status. And then they blew it. And then Man Utd beat that same team and now sit one point behind Arsenal in the race for 4th. Well, so much for the season being done and dusted.
If criticism of listlessness or disinterest are valid, today's performance should be a clear sign of whether or not the team is feeling the pressure. A win would be huge in dispelling their current (and might i say horrid) form and push them back into 3rd place. A loss would leave a nervy final four games and an unbelieveably real risk of finishg out of the top four and staring down a Europa campaign.
Thursday football? No thanks. Just win, Arsenal.