Arsenal twice throwing away two-goal leads in a week has left some fans and pundits questioning their hopes of becoming Premier League champions.
However, Gunners captain Martin Odegaard remains positive, and Arsenal still sit at the top of the table, four points ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand.
City’s recent 10-match winning streak in all competitions, including breaking goalscoring records with Erling Haaland, has made them look unstoppable in their pursuit of a potential fifth title in six seasons.
Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, admitted his team should have secured three points in their game against West Ham, where they gave up a two-goal lead for the second time in a week.
Arteta has challenged his players to focus better on the whole 90 minutes, saying his team were “too comfortable, just playing around them,” and emphasized the need for the players to be at their best in every game.
Former Premier League title winner with Blackburn, Chris Sutton, questions whether Arsenal has the mental resilience to go on and win the title after squandering two-goal leads in the last two games.
He suggests that this doubt could filter through the fanbase, hurting Arsenal’s chances. However, former England defender Matt Upson believes that Arsenal needs to maintain their mentality and keep believing to stay in a great position.
Arsenal’s next game is against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, 26 April, and a loss will put them in a precarious position, needing City to drop points in their remaining matches.
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