It has been a tough second half of the season for Arsenal, as it wasn’t that long ago that they were clear top of the Premier League.

However, after a dreadful fixture list during February and March, they could still be well in touch with a handful of games to go in the season.

A good result at White Hart Lane today will need to be backed up by a big performance against Chelsea next week, but with the FA Cup semi-final also on the horizon there is no doubt their season is far from over.

Here is why we think the Gunners can’t be ruled out of the title race.

The Chelsea game

At lunchtime next Saturday, the Gunners go to Stamford Bridge for arguably their biggest game of the season.

A win or even a draw with league leaders Chelsea will be seen as positive result and will keep them at worst four points behind the Blues with a game in hand.

Chelsea have the Champions League to distract them as well as suspensions so who knows?

Fixtures at the end of the season

Arsenal’s toughest game in the final five fixtures is at home to Newcastle, a game they should be winning, and although others are scrapping for their lives the Gunners should get some serious points.

Rivals Manchester City and Chelsea have tougher games to contend with and so if Arsenal can pick up something against both Chelsea and City this month, confidence will grow.

The Ox

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has come back into the Gunners side and has reformed their attacking style.

Whether it be from out wide or behind the striker, the England man was immense against Bayern Munich and caused problems for Tottenham today too as he comes to form at the right time.

If Arsene Wenger can keep him fit and possibly add refreshed Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil to the side, they must start scoring plenty of goals.

 

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