Thierry Henry believes there’s everything to play for when Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge on 4 February.
The Sky Sports pundit reckons that, as difficult as it’ll be, if the Gunners travel to Chelsea and give them a serious battle, they’re in with a chance of winning the Premier League.
“Can they [catch Chelsea]? It’s going to be a difficult one,” Henry admitted.
“From what I’ve seen, it’s going to be a difficult [but] they’ve put themselves in the position where they can battle at the Bridge and see what happens next.”
As it stands, Chelsea sit top of the table on 55 points, eight ahead of Arsenal in second. There’s certainly a mountain to climb for Arsene Wenger’s men and Henry’s right, it’ll be difficult.
Between then and now, the Gunners face Watford while the Blues play Liverpool, so, in theory, Arsenal have the easier ‘run’. However, Jurgen Klopps team, currently in fourth, have proven to be unpredictable this season. Considering they recently lost 3-2 to struggling Swansea at Anfield, I certainly wouldn’t put money on them getting one over on Chelsea but hey, I’m a Gooner, I’m pessimistic by nature.
If Liverpool manage to beat Chelsea and Arsenal are victorious over the Hornets, the Gunners would go into the match at the Bridge behind by five points, hoping to bring it to two, which would make the Premier League table look much less daunting than it currently does.
All we can do, as Thierry Henry says, is go and battle at the Bridge.