Arsenal managed to pick up a 1-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League at the weekend, but to their frustration so did their rivals.
In truth Mikel Arteta’s side must go on an audacious run of form while Chelsea and their other top four competitors stumble their across the season’s finish line.
All Arsenal can do is continue to win football matches. And they claimed their third league victory on the spin with Saturday’s 1-0 win over West Ham.
Substitute Alexandre Lacazette secured all three points late on at the Emirates as Arsenal moved up a place to 9th in the Premier League.
It’s unlikely that Arteta would ever choose to field a back four of Sokratis, David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Bukayo Saka and the head coach would have been counting his lucky stars that the Gunners were rather able to keep a clean-sheet, as David Moyes’s side wasted numerous opportunities.
Michail Antonio had two particularly good chances, but failed to hit the back of the net with either.
Arsenal are eight points adrift of Chelsea. The Gunners remain the only unbeaten Premier League side in 2020.