ARSENAL’S recent results have put them in contention for the Premier League in the official form guide over the past five games.
While their North London rivals Tottenham are embroiled in a relegation battle with Mauricio Pochettino’s men stuttering in recent weeks.
Unai Emery‘s side are unbeaten in their last five outings since losing 3-1 against Manchester City at the Etihad.
The Gunners have picked up 13 points out of a possible 15, with their only draw coming against Spurs at Wembley last week where they missed a last-minute penalty.
In the current form table, Arsenal sit in second spot – two points behind the Citizens in first – after Pep Guardiola’s club picked up maximum points.
Liverpool sit in third sport after racking up three wins and two draws, with Manchester United completing the top four – despite their 2-0 defeat at the Emirates yesterday.
While Tottenham – who have lost three out of their last four games in the top-flight – sit just above the relegation zone in 17th spot.
They are level on points with Bournemouth in 18th, and only sit above the bottom three on goal difference.
Spurs’ 2-1 defeat against Southampton on Saturday has left them just one point above fourth-placed Arsenal in the Premier League table.
And they could be knocked off third spot should they fail to beat Liverpool away in their next outing after the international break, and Arsenal beat Newcastle at home.
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And the Champions League quarter-finalists are locked in a transfer battle with the Gunners over Newcastle centre-back Fabian Schar.
While both teams are also vying to sign Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals in the summer as they look to add creativity to their side.