Our season has been packed full of surprises, moments of pure brilliance, amazing comebacks and unexpected turnarounds.
But one thing I believe maybe just within our reach is second place, as Arsenal shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny suggested after beating Manchester City on Sunday thanks to a Wonder strike from midfield maestro Mikel Arteta.
We now lie 10 points behind City after that win, and with only six games to go it isn’t mathematically impossible. In fact, it’s a target which can be accomplished, as Szczesny feels that with the momentum on the Gunners’ side, they might be able to pip City to a second-place finish:
‘I believe we will finish third.
‘Man City have lost their chance of the title – it was a big blow to us last year and they might drop a little bit, so who knows maybe we can catch them as well.
‘Our aim is to win every game and if we do that we will be in the Champions League next year.’
The 22-year-old Pole believes the crowd played their part in their latest victory, and I must agree with him on that because they were amazing. We could have easily won that game by three or four. Yes we were unlucky, but if the crowd weren’t up for it we wouldn’t have had those chances.
‘I thought we deserved to win from start to finish.
‘We played them a few months ago at their place and they were fantastic, as good as we have faced this season, so I was expecting a busy game. But I will take my clean sheet, even if I had nothing to do.
‘I was very pleased with the defensive performance of the back four and the whole team.’
Realistically speaking, if City continue in this form then we could very well grab second from them. The pressure is piling up and much like our London rivals Spurs, who crumbled when there was a similar gap due to the pressure, we have reason to believe we can do it.
We can make it. If and when City mess up and we capitalize on those errors we will be that much closer to achieving that target. We have the confidence and will power. City do not. These two factors may be what will land us second place, while City continues their downward spiral.
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