On the surface, Arsenal appears to be out of the top four race. After all, they’ve been struggling to win games all season long and only just recently succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea who currently occupies 4th-place.
However, a closer look at the Premier League table suggests that the Gunners still have a very realistic chance of securing a top four finish, especially considering how inconsistent the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United currently are.
To secure a top four finish, though, Arsenal need their key players to turn up for the team throughout the second-half of the season.
Here’s a look at the three players that could lead Arsenal to a top four finish;
Mesut Ozil’s time at Arsenal has been plagued by inconsistency. Far too often, Ozil has put up incredible showings only to follow them up with mediocre displays.
So far this season, he has shown some promise, but he is yet to truly make his mark in Arteta’s team.
With the second half of the season now underway, Ozil needs to rediscover the form that once saw him ranked amongst the best midfielders in the world.
On his day, Ozil is a rare creative force. He’s able to turn the pitch into his playground, pinging passes about, performing cheeky flicks and ultimately dictating the flow of a game.
If Arsenal are to have any chance of making it into next season’s Champions League, they need Ozil back to his best.