Forty-one points seperate Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League table, yet it’s hard to be too confident about Arsenal’s chances of victory at the Reebok on Saturday. While it’s clear that they’ve had a fantastic season, the Gunners have clearly tailed off in recent weeks, with no wins from their last five league games. The Trotters are also scrapping for survival at the foot of the table and Sky Sports reports that striker Kevin Davies has identified the weekend match as one that they can win.
“They have stuttered a little bit and I think it’s a good time to be playing them,” he said.
“Hopefully, we can get a full house and , with the fans behind us, lift our game and get the result we need.
“Arsenal are a team we’ve got results against in the past and this is the one we’re obviously looking forward to now.
“We always seem to raise our game against the big boys.”
Indeed, Bolton have beaten Arsenal three times in the past two seasons and will also be aware that Wenger’s team have an important Champions League date with Liverpool on the horizon. Will they effectively end the North London club’s title dreams on Saturday, leaving the Gunners to focus on Europe? This match is sure to go a long way in deciding who eventually wins the league and which team will be relegated with Fulham and Derby.