Arsenal currently lie fifth in the table ahead of the meeting with Norwich City today, but victory at the Emirates Stadium will lift them above Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur into third place.
The FA Cup semi-finals mean neither of Arsenal’s London rivals is in league action this week and, after a frustrating season, the sight of Wenger’s side edging closer to the the top two would strike an important psychological blow at a decisive stage of the campaign.
Arsenal’s recent progress is in stark contrast to their form in the first half of the season. Seven wins in their last nine Premier League games mean the Gunners are one of the form teams going into the final weeks, maintaining a familiar trend at the club.
Wenger’s side could be strengthened by the return of Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott while Tomas Rosicky is doubtful with a hamstring problem and Per Mertesacker is suspended.
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