Although they are not where they need to be yet, a victory like this brings back memories of the Arsenal of old. If they continue to play like they did today, there is a very good chance they can claim a top-four finish this season in the English premier League.
Chelsea and Manchester United face off tomorrow in what is a huge game for both sides. For Arsenal fans, even it may seem sickening, cheering for a Red Devils win will greatly benefit their team. If the Gunners continue to play well over the next couple months, their fans will be witnessing Champions League football come next season.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have challenging games down the stretch, so no real team has the advantage there. The key will be which team can put together a solid stretch of wins. For Arsenal, they must earn three points whenever they play a team in the bottom half of the league table. Stumbling and earning only a draw could prove to be costly in this intense race.
The pressure on both these clubs is enormous. Fans expect both teams to be competing in the Champions League next season; however, it is looking like only one of them will have that privilege.
Here are seven reasons why Arsenal will finish in the top four when the season is complete: