Almost in successive days, we have witnessed the relegation triangle claim the lives of two teams. Last night we saw the second team declared a Championship side, after the Saints beat the Swans.
The first of five catchup matches saw Southampton win to fight another day, in the process making sure West Brom stay where their are, and that’s taking part in the Championship next season.
Only one match of the four taking place tonight, involves a team in the gruelling fight for survival. On the end of the table – two teams play for that all-important European slots. Both Chelsea and Tottenham are trying to collect three points, as they and Liverpool battle it out for the final two places left.
Leicester City vs. Arsenal
The Wenger final-showdown continues this evening when a revived Gunners team travel to the King Power stadium in search of a second victory in a row, after their failure to secure a place in the final of the Europa League.
Both teams unable to move up or down on the table has a chance to secure their league positions and try end the campaign on the highest high, available to a team in an unsuccessful campaign. A big punch in the gut for the home side, they will be without key player, Mark Albright, who was given a further two-match ban for his actions after getting sent off.
Leicester are hoping to break the spirits of the Wenger farewell party and throw their own with a Vardy masterpiece to carry them to the weekend. It will not come easy with Arsenal scoring 10 goals in their last three outings.
Leicester have been so shockingly poor, a win appears to be as big anomaly, as their title-winning season. They’ve lost two in a row and conceded seven goals during the undertaking. Another factor standing strongly against them is the reverse fixture.
A seven goal thriller between the two with Arsenal victorious on the day. The two have almost nothing to play for, with Arsenal only playing to give Wenger something to leave the league with. This match does have Arsenal win written all over it, this considering recent form.