Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Monday night which handed the Premier League title to Leicester City, and now Arsenal have a chance to pile misery onto the suffering Londoners by pipping them to the runners-up spot.
Arsenal are breathing down the necks of their North London rivals, and stand a real chance of maintaining their long-standing record of having finished above them in the Premier League table. Currently third with 67 points from 36 games, the Gunners are just three points adrift of Tottenham with two games still to play, and have been in better in recent weeks.
Arsene Wenger’s man have amassed two more points in the last three games than Spurs, who have drawn their last two outings, and now Arsenal have real motivation to end the season strongly. A trip to face Manchester City precedes a home clash against already-relegated Aston Villa, so there’s a chance Arsenal can at least pick up one win.
Tottenham have a strong Southampton side and then travel to face a relegation-threatened Newcastle outfit in good form, so have a real challenge to get their Premier League campaign back on track. The Spurs players suffered real indiscipline against Chelsea, and could well be without one more player through retrospective suspension.
As a result, they could crumble in their two remaining games, while an in-form Arsenal may flourish. Arsenal are 11/2 to finish in the top-two, but can they deliver?