3 reasons for Arsenal to believe in a final-day miracle

  • Arsenal are two points off Manchester City heading into the final day.
  • A West Ham result at the Etihad Stadium could win Arsenal the title.
  • The Gunners must beat Everton to keep their Premier League dream alive.
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Arsenal fans are on their knees for a final-day miracle, and it is now up to West Ham to ensure our title dreams do not fade and die.

On Tuesday night, the Gunners learned they could not rely on Tottenham for favours (who knew?) and would begin the final day two points behind Manchester City, who look set to claim the historic four-in-a-row.

But stranger things have happened (or at least threatened to) on previous domestic wrap-ups and it appears Mikel Arteta still retains some belief in one late twist, expressing how he will just focus on what we need to do and hope that “the magic can happen” elsewhere.

Relationships, party-poopers and talent: 3 reasons for Arsenal to believe they can still win the title

Fortune has hidden on us in recent weeks re: Man City, but here are three reasons to believe the Hammers can change our luck this weekend.

1. Connections & Omens galore


Coincidentally, Arteta shares a link with both of the final-day kingmakers.

Of immediate concern is his Everton bond, as the Toffees will occupy the Emirates away corner on Sunday. Our visitors boast an awful record in this fixture, winning just one of their last 27 trips, and have lost more final-day matches than any other Premier League team (14), while a lack of winning incentive might discourage them from upsetting their former vice-captain.

And there exists an important, equally strong connection to David Moyes. Poetic justice has tasked Arteta’s former boss with the job of taking Man City down, and perhaps their mutual respect will see an otherwise on-the-beach Hammers put up a fight.

Further encouragement lies in Moyes’ track record as he has beaten City more times than any other top 6 side (15 wins in 41 games)- albeit only one came against Pep Guardiola (Carabao Cup, 2021) and is somewhat overshadowed by his 11 defeats to the Spaniard.

If the stats and team-sheets cannot inspire hope, maybe friendship will come through for us…

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