After the emphatic 5-1 win against Everton, the immediate future anyway looks bright. We’ve got new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off to flying starts, with the Armenian notching up a hattrick of assists and the new forward scoring a debut goal.
Supported by the mercurial Mesut Özil and in form Aaron Ramsey, things are looking good for Arsenal.
But at the moment we sit 5 points behind 4th placed Chelsea although they have a game in hand. So as it stands it’s not impossible for Arsenal to nick that last Champions League spot – but it’ll be tough.
We of course have another route into the Champions League, via the Europa League – with a first round knockout game against Ostersunds FK from, erm… Sweden apparently.
It’s hard to decide which route Arsenal should focus all of their energies on, either 4th spot in the Premier League or lifting the Europa League trophy.
With the Premier League, we would be competing with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham meaning that there’s only 2 spots available for 4 heavyweight teams. And with the Europa League, we would have to overcome European big hitters such as Borussia Dortmund, Athletico Madrid, Napoli, Lyon, Lazio, AC Milan, Marseille and CSKA Moscow.
So neither route is easy!
If you had to put money on Arsenal reaching the Champions League then your best bet would be via the Premier League. We’re only 5 points behind 4th spot at the moment and there are enough games to claw back that lead. But with the Europa League, there are too many variables and we’re without new signings Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang who are cup tied.
Thus said, Arsenal could cause a headache to those who would like to place a bet on them in future matches. But that’s the situation in online sports betting at this time, so if you need the best odds on betting, there are many sites such as BettingTop10 that give all the information you need plus the current special deals and free bonuses currently on offer.
If you ask me I have faith in Arsenal finishing 4th this season, only just though by the skin of their teeth! I can see some final day drama going on with that final Champions League spot!