Premier League Arsenal can still win title – ‘I’m very optimistic’ – Arteta

Mikel Arteta feels the simple fact that the Premier League trophy will be at Emirates Stadium on the final day of the season means everyone involved with Arsenal has to believe they can still be crowned champions.

The Gunners will go into matchweek 38 two points behind Manchester City and hoping they drop points against West Ham United. If they do, then a win against Everton would see them leapfrog the holders at the last possible moment and get their hands on the ultimate prize.

And with league officials confirming identical trophies will be at both Arsenal home and the Etihad Stadium ready to be presented to whichever club is victorious, Mikel is adamant that while anything is possible, they have to keep fighting until the final second of the campaign to ensure the one with red ribbons is unveiled on Sunday.

The Spaniard said: “It’s one of the biggest weeks for many of us, and certainly now is the most important moment. I’m really excited and can’t wait for Sunday to be in front of us, and I’m very optimistic with the possible outcome.

“We are in the last day of the season playing for the Premier League. The Premier League trophy hasn’t been at Emirates Stadium and that was built almost 20 years ago, so that’s a long, long time. So yes, we have to be very optimistic. We have to do our duties, and then we have to wait and see what happens.

“We have to do our job which is going to be tough because Everton are in a really good moment, so we’re going have to prove again that we can be better than the opponent and win the game. Then we have to wish for the best and for West Ham to have a really good day and help us to fulfil our dream.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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