Where Arsene Wenger's men end up come the end of May in the Premier League is something that is a big talking point among many Arsenal fans.
After a reasonably good start to the season, that saw Arsenal sitting at the top of the Premier League for a number of weeks, a run of injuries and shocking away losses have resulted in the Gunners falling to fourth place, continuously being ruled out of the title race and possibly even struggling to keep in the race for a Champions League spot.
The Gunners skipper Thomas Vermaelen has stated that the recent run of bad luck that has hit the team cannot be put down to the injuries picked up by key players. After losing 6-3 to Manchester City earlier in the campaign, Arsenal also went on to lose 5-1 at Anfield and their most recent hammering came away at Chelsea where they lost 6-0 and were down 4-0 inside the first half of the game.
"I don't think that injuries are an excuse," Vermaelen told the club's official website. "Of course we're missing players, important players as well but we've a big squad with good players so that shouldn't be the reason."
The skipper spoke after Arsenal again dropped points but this time at home, they could only draw 2-2 with Swansea City after coming back in the game to 2-1 and conceding a disappointing own goal in the 90th minute of the game.
These results now leave Arsenal in fourth place in the Premier League, three points behind Manchester City who have two games in hand - and who Arsenal host this weekend - five points behind Liverpool and six points behind leaders Chelsea.
How the team finishes the season will determine on how much push, passion and fight the players have left.
One positive that can arise from all of this for Arsenal fans is that they are going to Wembley in the semi-final of the FA Cup where they will play Wigan Athletic and hope to get into the final, in order to win the competition, nine years after they won their last trophy. So things may not end up too bad for Arsenal come May.
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