Arsenal have received major boost in their Champions League ambitions after fresh Man United and Tottenham setbacks and with fans favourite Takehiro Tomiyasu also back in full training.
Arsenal have seen their chances of earning a place back in the Champions League increase significantly after Manchester United and Tottenham dropped points recently with the odds now in their favour to qualify for the Champions League after 5 years of absence.
Arsenal’s 17-year streak of Champions League participation came to an end when they failed to secure a top-four finish in 2016-17, and they have been absent from Europe’s premier competition ever since.
Placing 5th, 6th, 5th, 8th and 8th since then has shown how the mighty have fallen.
The Gunners are currently in the midst of a battle with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United for the right to finish in the top four come the end of the campaign.
At the current time, Arsenal look like team to beat in their chances of qualifying for Champions League next term with a 54%, having increased from just a 40% chance just under a week ago.
Tomiyasu ready for return
Arsenal fans favourite defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has stepped up the intensity in training as he bids to make an eagerly-awaited comeback against Brentford on Saturday.
The versatile Japanese international has proved a big hit with the Gunners since joining from Serie A side Bologna in a £19.8million deal on transfer deadline day last summer, becoming a key fixture at right-back and impressing in his 17 appearances under Mikel Arteta this season so far
He had a recurring injury in the same place, so we had to be careful with him, but he’s been training hard. Let’s see if he’s available for Thursday.” Arteta said in press conference before Wolves tie.
The Champions League race continues.
Westham welcome relegation threatened Newcastle to London stadium in an early kickoff on Saturday afternoon before Arsenal face Brentford at Emirates with the Gonners looking to avenge the season opener defeat while Tottenham travel to Etihad stadium to face League leaders Manchester City in a mammoth mouth-watering match.