Arsenal continued their great recent run of form with a 1-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
The result was a lot closer than many predicted with Arsenal having to work hard to break down a stubborn Burnley side and secure the victory.
The team now lie in second place and if they can continue their winning form until the end of the season could make a late last-ditch title push.
Aaron Ramsey scored the only goal of the game when the ball fell kindly for him after several deflections in the box for him to cooly finish into the top corner. The Welshman has been enjoying a good run of games in recent weeks and is offering the Gunners something different in a wide right position.
He doesn`t have the pace of a natural winger but his dribbling and passing ability means he can do the job for the team. He also since last season has improved on the amount of goals he is scoring and has become a big player for Wengers side in the last two seasons.
FA Cup semi-final this weekend
Arsenal are now on an eight-game winning streak in the league and have jumped from fourth place into second place. They also have the FA Cup semi-final against Reading at Wembley to look forward to this weekend.
Could this be a turning point for Arsenal and see them return to a team competing at the later stages of competitions and gaining success? Since the FA Cup win last year the Gunners have had a mixed season, crashing out of the Capital One Cup and being knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco as two of the worst points in the season.
However they have recovered well in the league and are still in contention to win the FA Cup, so this could be a good season for Arsenal.
Too late for title challenge
I personally feel that the title challenge has come too late for Arsenal and I think they will be happy to secure second place and not have to worry about Champions League qualifiers in the summer.
This would mean that Wenger could possibly get some of his transfer business done early in the summer as they could guarantee new signings Champions League football straight away.
The big question is will they be challenging again next season or will they fade back into struggling for top four much like Liverpool and Manchester United recently.
To challenge for the title and Champions League there will need to be investment in the summer with a few areas of the team needing strengthening.
With rumours of signing Petr Cech circulating in the press recently as well as Raheem Sterling swapping Anfield for the Emirates this could be a very busy summer for Arsene Wenger.
I think Cech could be a possibility if they can work out an arrangement with Chelsea but I can`t see the Sterling deal happening.
However, Wenger is not one to give away much in regards to who will sign so this could be a interesting summer for Arsenal fans.
What do you think to the late title push? Can Arsenal win the title? What would you do to the team in the summer? Who should be brought in ? Who should be sold? Leave your comments in the box below!
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