The Gunners face arguably their biggest game in a generation on Wednesday against Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions
It’s the game that we’ve all been waiting for. It may not quite be winner takes all just yet, but Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Wednesday is certainly starting to feel like that because of what’s gone on during the past few weeks.
After seven straight wins in the Premier League, it looked like Mikel Arteta’s side were making light work of the unexpected position they were in at the top of the table.
But then they hit the bump that many were waiting all season for them to hit, drawing three successive games, at Liverpool, West Ham and at home to Southampton.
And with City finding top gear at the same time, the commanding lead Arsenal had at the top of the table disappeared almost in the blink of an eye.
The Gunners may head to the Etihad Stadium with a five-point advantage over City, but Pep Guardiola’s side crucially have two games in hand.
So a home win on Wednesday night would leave the champions on the verge of a third successive league title and leave Arsenal needing a miracle to end their long 19-year wait to get their hands on the Premier League trophy.