Premier League fixtures for Arsenal compared to Man United, Tottenham and West Ham in top-four race
The Gunners have a busy schedule ahead of them, which might put them in a strong position to challenge for a place in the top four.
After a 3-2 win over Watford on Sunday, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal put themselves firmly in the driver’s seat for a top-four finish.
All three points were returned to the Emirates thanks to goals from Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli, lifting Arsenal to fourth place in the Premier League, ahead of Manchester United.
Arteta’s team has a one-point lead over the Red Devils, but they also have three games in hand, which they might use to widen the margin if they take advantage of.
Despite the games in hand, the Spaniard refused to be drawn into a conversation about finishing in the top four after the win.
He said: “To be fair, I don’t like to look at the table a lot because we have games in hand, we’re going to play different fixtures and I know the objective and it’s only one, to try and improve tomorrow on what we’ve done today and go into the next match and that’s it.
“I cannot control results and I cannot predict which matches we are going to win, draw or lose, it’s impossible. If I start to do that I think we’re going to lose focus in what we want to do.”
Premier League fixtures for Arsenal compared to rivals
Leicester City (H) – March 13
Liverpool (H) – March 16
Aston Villa (A) – March 19
Crystal Palace (A) – April 4
Brighton (H) – April 9
Manchester United’s next five fixtures
Tottenham (H) – March 12
Leicester City (H) – April 2
Everton (A) – April 9
Norwich (H) – April 16
Arsenal (A) – April 23
West Ham’s next five fixtures
Aston Villa (H) – March 13
Tottenham (A) – March 20
Everton (H) – April 3
Brentford (A) – April 9
Burnley (H) – April 16
Tottenham’s next five fixtures
Everton (H) – March 7
Manchester United (A) – March 12
Brighton (A) – March 16
West Ham (H) – March 20
Newcastle (H) – April 3