Arsenal have surprised many by getting into the second spot

Arsenal have surprised many by getting into the second spot with six games remaining in the campaign. They have been able to do this even while suffering a number of injury problems to keep players.

A major reason behind this push into the second spot has been the eight game winning run. The sequence started after the club had suffered a 2-1 defeat against arch rivals Tottenham. Back then, this defeat threatened to disrupt their top four ambitions once again. However, Arsenal have remarkably turned round and are now in a position to think about the title challenger as well.

Even Arsene Wenger has conceded that he is surprised like many to see Arsenal on this remarkable run of form. Aside from getting in with a shout of the league title, Arsenal will also look forward to playing in the FA Cup semi-final against Reading. The gunners are seen as strong favourites to progress into the final where they will have a great opportunity to defend the title that they won last season. Such good run of form has managed to overcome the disappointment of having once again failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Arsenal were knocked out at the last 16 stage by French outfit Monaco..

“I always hope to get the best out of my team, but no manager in the world if he is serious can predict a run like this. In the Premier League it’s very difficult to predict.It’s down to the quality and the attitude of the team, the quality of the spirit we have in the side.We prepare and contribute to our success, that is for sure. What people forgot is that we had big players out for four months this season.Six or seven players from the squad completely out. So that made a big difference,” said Wenger.