Arsenal are in a battle - however not for the Premier League title as their supporters had hoped - but to cling on to the fourth and final Champions League place.
A run of poor results, most recently against Everton, has seen them slip off the pace of those aiming to be at the top come late afternoon on May 11.
But Arsene Wenger can't allow that slide to continue if he wants to maintain his incredible record of getting Arsenal into the Champions League every full season he's been in north London.
Everton are eyeing that final spot but Roberto Martinez's side have an arguably tougher run-in. But what about the tests facing the Gunners? Can they win every game from here to the end of the season? Where might they come unstuck? We take a look at those remaining Premier League games...
v West Ham (H) - Tue April 15
This match against West Ham comes after Arsenal play Wigan in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on the Saturday. The mood then in which Wenger's side approach this game could be at one extreme or the other. Should they host the Hammers having just secured a place in the FA Cup final, beating Sam Allardyce's mid-table side with little to play for should seem straight forward. But defeat to Wigan and the Gunners will be in a state of crisis. These sides last met on Boxing Day with Arsenal coming from a goal down to win 3-1.
v Hull (A) - Sat April 19
Up next for Arsenal is another side for whom safety looks assured and a game that should yield maximum points for the Gunners. They've beaten the Tigers the last five times they've met, including a 2-0 win at the Emirates earlier this term. Nicklas Bendtner and Mesut Ozil were on the scoresheet that day. This could also be a dress rehearsal of the FA Cup final should Arsenal beat Wigan and Hull overcome Sheffield United.
v Newcastle (H) - Mon April 28
The straight forward fixtures keep on coming for Arsenal, with Newcastle coming to the Emirates with very little to play for. After a strong start to the season, the Magpies have looked happy to settle for mid-table mediocrity ever since. They're assured that now so should be a push over. Wenger will be wary of their strong away form however, they've won as many Premier League games as Chelsea on the road and just one less than Manchester City. When they met at St James' Park earlier this season Olivier Giroud's second-half strike was the difference between the sides. Newcastle won't have fond memories of their last visit to the Emirates either - they lost 7-3.
v West Brom (H) - Sun April 4
The penultimate game of the season might be against a team lower in the table than their three previous opponents, but consequently it should be a team desperate to get something out of the match. The Baggies are hovering just above the relegation places and if one of the three teams currently occupying the relegation zone manage to put a run together, they will be in trouble. With just three wins on the road this season, Pep Mel won't relish taking his team to the Emirates but their most recent games against the Gunners might provide more encouragement. They've met twice already this season, with both games ending 1-1 after 90 minutes. In the case of the Capital One Cup game, Arsenal would go on to win on penalties.
v Norwich (A) - Sun 11 May
This could be one of the games to watch on the final day of the season. While Arsenal are battling for a place in the Champions League, their opponents could well be playing for a place in the Premier League. Just five games from the end of the season, the Canaries hit the panic button, sacked Chris Hughton and put youth team coach Neil Adams in charge. Will it turn out to be an inspired move by Norwich? A result in this match at Carrow Road could be the difference between an answer of yes or no to that question.
Who could be the next Arsenal manager?
Who could be the next Arsenal manager?
1/10 Jurgen Klopp
Having led Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final during his time in charge of the German side, Klopp is considered one of the most exciting managers in football. His successes have been achieved despite his club being in the financial shadow of Bayern Munich and achieved with a style of football pleasing to the eye. The 46-year-old has been at Dortmund since 2008 and could conceivably be tempted to leave.
2/10 Roberto Mancini
His time at Manchester City ended with an acrimonious departure and FA Cup final defeat. However, that shouldn't overshadow the fact he delivered a Premier League title and FA Cup during his spell at the Etihad. The Italian is now at Galatasaray where he steered the club through a Champions League group containing Juventus and Real Madrid before exiting to Chelsea.
3/10 Roberto Martinez
Perhaps the most ideal fit to replace Wenger would be the current Everton manager. With a limited budget Martinez managed to keep Wigan in the Premier League year after year and also brought them an FA Cup triumph. Despite handling players of limited ability, the Spaniard managed to get the Latics playing pretty football. With a better squad at his disposal at Everton, Martinez has seamlessly taken over from David Moyes and has Everton competing at the right end of the table.
4/10 Dragan Stojkovic
Wenger has named Stojkovic as an ideal replacement having worked with him in Japan at Nagoya Grampus. The Serbian continues to work at the Japanese club and has a philosophy identical to that of Wenger. Would be something of a leftfield choice - much like Wenger was when he arrived.
5/10 Louis Van Gaal
The current manager of the Netherlands will leave the national side after this summer's World Cup. The former boss of Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich has made no secret of his desire to manage in the Premier League and has been most readily linked with Tottenham. With seven league titles to his name and a Champions League medal from his time with Ajax, there's no doubting the 62-year-old's credentials.
6/10 Mauricio Pochettino
After replacing Nigel Adkins as manager of Southampton, few knew much about the Argentinean. But in the year-and-a-bit since, he's managed to turn the south coast club from relegation contenders to an expansive side with ambition. Blessed with an array of young talents at St Mary's, Pochettino appears to have utilised them to their potential with five Saints in the last England squad.
7/10 Michael Laudrup
While he might have been unceremoniously dumped by Swansea by text message, the Dane showed he has the potential to not just be remembered for being a great player. In his time in south Wales he delivered the first major trophy in the club's history through the League Cup and had the side playing an exciting brand of football.
8/10 Dennis Bergkamp
With a statue already outside the stadium, Bergkamp would risk tainting his legendary status if he were to return as manager. Despite insisting he wouldn't go into management after his retirement in 2006, the Dutchman has been slowly moving up the coaching ranks at Ajax and is currently the assistant to Frank De Boer. Would be a risk - but would certainly be popular with fans.
9/10 Fabio Capello
An impeccable record at club level was somewhat tainted on these shores by a difficult time in charge of England. Putting failures with the Three Lions aside, the Italian won seven league titles covering three different teams, plus the Champions League during his spell at AC Milan. The authoritarian is currently managing Russia who he guided to this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
10/10 Rafael Benitez
For whatever reason, the Spaniard has never been particularly popular among fans - aside from supporters of Liverpool. Delivering the Champions League against all-odds while at Anfield was the highlight of a hugely successful managerial career in which he also won two La Liga titles with Valencia and the Europa League with Chelsea. Now at Napoli, Benitez has the Italian team on course for Champions League qualification.
The last time they met in Norfolk Arsenal lost 1-0. The two most recent meetings ended 3-1 and 4-1 in the Gunners' favour. Depending on how Arsenal fare against Wigan, this might not be the last game of their season; The final of the FA Cup takes place the following weekend.
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