Arsenal: 4 worries in the top four race against Spurs

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Arsenal’s English striker Eddie Nketiah reacts. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) /

2. The Pressure Gets to the Arsenal Players

This team have been praised plenty across this season, although their struggles when faced with pressure has been a constant concern. It’s something the manager can have trouble with too.

In the win over Manchester United there was a period where Arsenal crumbled. They had the woodwork to thank numerous times, as well as Aaron Ramsdale, and the way the composure drained from the entire squad was deeply concerning.

Everyone knows that this team is incredibly young and that for many of the players this is a kind of challenge they’ve never experienced before. From where they’ve been previously they’re now battling some of the best sides in Europe for a place in the Champions League. This is new territories.

When every game now has such incredible emphasis on it, results elsewhere also play a huge role.

Of the four remaining matches Tottenham hold one key advantage in that they play first on two occasions. One of the four games is the derby and the other is the final day, so this team will have known the outcome of what has happened up the road and then react accordingly. That is immense pressure to be under for a group who over the years, not just this season, have faltered at such a hurdle.

We believe in them. They just need to believe in themselves.

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