Arsenal captain, Martin Odegaard has sent a message of reminder to his teammates following the Gunners 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday.
Arsenal have now failed to win either of their last two games after having a two goal advantage in both and the Gunners are stumbling with Manchester City right on their tails. The pressure is heating up and this young Arsenal side now need to show they can withstand the heat.
The result at the London Stadium saw the Gunners’ lead at the top cut from six points to four points, after Manchester City beat Leicester convincingly at the Etihad on Saturday. Arsenal were eight points clear only a matter of weeks ago.
However despite the dropped points, Mikel Arteta’s side unbeaten in their last 9 Premier League games with Southampton at the Emirates up next, before the ultimate title decider in 10 days time at the Etihad.
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Rather than dwell on the negatives after the West Ham game, the Arsenal captain instead stressed that the title race remains in Arsenal’s hands with seven games to play.
“We have to remember we are still top of the league with everything in our own hands. The same mindset, same mentality to make sure we win the next one.”
Manchester City don’t play again in the Premier League until the clash at the Etihad on the 26th April, meaning if Arsenal can beat Southampton on Friday, Mikel Arteta’s side will go into the title decider seven points clear, despite dropping points in their last two games.
However you view it, that gap could give Arsenal the confidence to go to the Etihad and get a result, even though City will have two games in hand on the Gunners.
Martin Odegaard has sent the message to his teammates that it’s all still in their control and as long as it is, I’m sure they’ll believe they can win the club’s first league title in 19 years.