Arteta and his team will have made a perfect U-turn from their first three games if they win the North London derby against Tottenham today, as many Arsenal fans hope. But, going forward, what is Arsenal's next step? The next step is for Arsenal to try to win the next five games, with European football for next season providing the perfect motivation for this run.
Given that Arsenal's next five games are against Tottenham (today), Brighton, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, and Leeds (all in the EFL), and that all but the Brighton game will be played at The Emirates, Arsenal should have a significant advantage because they will be playing these games with a 12th man.
There is no clear favorite in this match between Arsenal and Tottenham, but Arsenal's recent two Premier League victories should provide them with enough momentum to comfortably win. With their recent brilliant performances, the games against Brighton and Aston Villa may be the teams that will pose a strong challenge, but Arsenal's quality after a £156 million summer reinforcement and with all players available, Arsenal may find a way to outclass them. Although this is not to say that Crystal Palace and Leeds are weak teams, Arsenal should arguably have an easier time outclassing them at the Emirates.
I don't know about you, but I think Arsenal's next five games are winnable, and it will only be fair if Arteta selects his best team to go for these victories.
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