Ten years ago, Arsenal were top of the league. 26 games had been played before they visited St. Andrew's and Birmingham. Eduardo broke his leg, the momentum was lost and they haven’t been near the title since.
In the decade following that frigid afternoon in February, Arsenal’s ambitions have been downgraded.Champions League football is the aim these days but Arsene Wenger’s side have endured another frustrating campaign that sees them risk a second successive year outside the competition.
They go into Saturday’s North London derby four points behind rivals Tottenham in 5th and a further point behind Antonio Conte's Chelsea. He might have an impressive record at Wembley Stadium but Arsene Wenger knows he must win to keep his European hopes alive.
To do that, he needs to do the following five things.