Where Arsenal Could Potentially Sit Leading Up to The Benfica Match

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)
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Arsenal look to continue their strong run of performances as they battle for a top-six spot and look towards their Europa League tie against S.L. Benfica.

Following a solid 3-1 league win against Southampton, Arsenal has now earned 13 points in their last 5 matches and currently sit 8th in the Premier League, five points off a top-four spot.

Arsenal is currently surging in the right direction in the league campaign after a bumpy start, as they head towards their Europa League tie against Portugues side Benfica on February 18.

Arsenal’s youth leads the attack at the club

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With players returning from injury and isolation, while Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka lead the attack, and the imminent arrival of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, Arteta’s style of football is slowly starting to take shape.

Since integrating Emile-Smith Rowe into the first team lineup, Arsenal has been able to get some of the creativity that they’ve desperately lacked since having Ozil omitted from the squad and their performances have shown how much of a difference the young playmaker has made.

He’s been able to open up the field of play, whether he’s playing centrally in a more creative role, or when he’s drifted out wide to create overlapping runs for the fullbacks and players like Saka to get into the box.

A recent rise in form for the Gunners

The Gunners have been able to go from a “relegation-battle” squad to a squad that is one point ahead of “title-contenders” Chelsea, after finding their offensive rhythm against some of the clubs that are sitting at the bottom of the league standings.

Regardless of who they’ve faced, earning points against teams that are beatable compared to others, could possibly be the springboard Arsenal needed to get back to winning ways and back into a potential Champions League spot for next season.

Their road to a top-six spot is a tough one, however, with their next four league matches being against Manchester United, Wolves, Aston Villa, and Leeds United.

With that said, let’s take a look at where Arsenal could potentially be in the standings following these next four Premier League matches.