Arsenal look set to overhaul Tottenham yet again after WBA win
For so much of the campaign it has seemed as if this was the season that St Totteringham’s Day – the day each year that Arsenal fans celebrate the mathematical certainty that Spurs will again finish beneath them in the Premier League – would go uncelebrated for the first time since 1995. With the 7/5 Lilywhites winning just one their last six games the 4/11 Gunners look well placed to overtake them in the Premier League top four betting.
The Emirates mob have no fitness-draining European endeavours to contend with and a game in hand over Tottenham. With Spurs failing to win their weekend clash with Everton, Wenger’s men are now just two points in arrears and fate has dealt them an appetising run-in in which only Manchester United can be relied upon to relieve them of any points.
Tottenham’s own final stretch first sees them host the might of Man City side who have beaten them in five consecutive meetings, before encounters with relegation-threatened Wigan, Southampton, Stoke and Sunderland for which their foes will be not be short of motivation.
Tottenham’s squad looked somewhat thin at the season’s genesis and the ravages of campaigning on two fronts has exposed it’s lack of depth. Emmanuel Adebayor has proved an inadequate deputy to Jermain Defoe with just three Premier League goals all campaign, whilst the team suffered a three-wins-in-10 barren patch when unable to adequately cover for Moussa Dembele earlier in the season.
Now Gareth Bale, who had scored the vital goal for his club in the last six (pre-Everton) Premier League games in which they gained points is missing too, joining top league scorer Defoe and top league assister Aaron Lennon in the treatment room.
Their despised rivals are on a run of four successive wins, each achieved without Jack Wilshere’s presence in the midfield puppet mastery department and they’ve been served up a three point platter of a game in hand with which to overtake Tottenham.
Norwich visit the Emirates Stadium on Saturday on an abysmal run of form that’s seen them gain a single league win since December the 15th, with just one goal to show for their last five league away games.