Arsenal are currently 13 points off their London rivals in the race for the Premier League, with the Blues leading the way on 33 points.
An inability to defend has seen Arsene Wenger come under criticism, with even the most die-hard Arsenal fans keen to see him replaced, with a host of problems surmounting to have his leadership questioned. Despite being applauded for the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck over the summer, the Frenchman once again failed to find strength in defensive midfielder or central defence, and the unbalanced nature of the side has seen a return of five wins and three losses from 13 games - and a complete inability to deal with the so-called ‘big’ teams of the Premier League.
Yet, the North Londoners are still on course to finish in the top four - something that they always achieve regardless of the turbulence surrounding the club - and a run of positive results could put them well-secured in the top two heading into the new year. Whilst many would suspect that overtaking Chelsea is out of their hands - and every other teams hands - Arsenal legend David Seaman believes that, if pressure is placed on the Jose Mourinho’s men, they might just suffer.
Quoted by the Standard, Seaman told London Live: “Arsenal are getting better. They had an average start to the season for Arsenal's standards but now they are winning more and hopefully we can now push on.
“We need to hit a good run and win the next four or five to put the pressure on. Chelsea are getting so far ahead and we need somebody to put some pressure on them and hopefully make them wobble a bit.”
A run of ‘four or five’ good games would be enough to lift Arsenal onto parity with Chelsea, but only if the Blues suffer an unlucky collapse and fail to win any of their games over the restive period. However, even if they do keep the gap at the pinnacle of the table, a strong run of form from Arsenal could be enough to prove that the West Londoners will not be runaway winners, and that may just be enough to be the catalyst for a collapse at Stamford Bridge.