In recent weeks, the Emirates Stadium has provided nothing but positive Arsenal news for Gooners to get excited about. Come-from-behind victories against Aston Villa and Bournemouth in recent weeks, as well as a 3-0 drubbing of Fulham at Craven Cottage, have made a first title in almost two decades a distinct possibility. But there are still a number of obstacles Mikel Arteta’s young Gunners must overcome. And here are the biggest of them.
Liverpool (a) – April 9th
By their lofty standards, Liverpool have had a dismal campaign. Throughout Jürgen Klopp’s highly successful tenure on Merseyside, The Reds have continuously competed for both domestic and continental honours. This season, however, they are languishing way down the Premier League table. They also suffered a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Regardless, facing Liverpool at Anfield is never an easy experience, and Mikel Arteta’s side will have to be at the very best if they are to get a result.
Manchester City (a) – April 26th
Should they not be able to get a result, that will open the door for Manchester City to claim their fifth Premier League crown in six years. And barely two weeks on from Arsenal’s Anfield test, they will head to the Etihad to face Pep Guardiola’s unstoppable juggernaut. The blues have won 15 of their last 15 encounters against the Gunners, and you have to go back to January 2015 for Arsenal’s last win at the home of the champions. It’s no foregone conclusion that City will win this time out though!
Chelsea (h) – April 29th
Just three days on from that test, who knows how the Premier League table will look. But one thing is for certain, and that is that Chelsea will visit the Emirates intent on putting a final nail in the coffin of Arsenal’s title charge. The Stamford Bridge outfit spent big in January, and it appears that The Blues are finally starting to gel. They have picked up three consecutive wins and even managed to knock Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League with an impressive performance.