Arsenal Are Playing With Confidence And Without Aubameyang 

Their “Lower Teams” Plan

Young Players Leading The Charge

Can Arsenal Qualify For The Champions League?

Arsenal have been in superb form of late and it is leading fans to believe that Arsenal could sneak back into the Champions League places at the end of the season. Although the Gunners have suffered some heavy defeats this season, they seem to always gain back their confidence each time. 

Confident Arsenal.

Norwich 0-5 Arsenal: Five things we learned as Smith Rowe makes history

The Gunners dispatched Norwich 5-0 on Boxing day and it was the manner in which they dominated that match that was impressive. Norwich are arguably the weakest side in the league, but still Mikel Arteta deserves credit for his team’s recent performances. Arsenal have won their last four Premier League games and have only conceded once.

Axed Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had called himself the  'COOLEST captain' in the world | Daily Mail Online

Even without a key player like Aubameyang, The Gunners have been firing well, scoring 19 goals in their last five matches in all competitions.

The “Lower Teams” Plan

Mikel Arteta’s side have not been impressive against the big teams this season, they’ve lost to Chelsea, both Manchester clubs, and Liverpool. Among the Big six, they have only won against Tottenham this season.

Arsenal fans love Mikel Arteta's passionate celebrations after incredible  first-half - Daily Star

Arsenal were poor in those games, but it just shows how far they still are from the best teams in England. However, it is against the smaller clubs that Arsenal have been making sure they’re gathering enough points. 

READ ALSO-Lukaku Gave Chelsea Exactly What They Needed

It is a very good way to challenge for European places in the Premier League. Among the smaller teams that Arsenal have played, they’ve only dropped points against Everton, Brighton and Crystal Palace, and that shows Mikel Arteta’s plans for the team.

Arsenal Youngsters Lead The Charge

Arteta’s plans with the players is also very clear.

Martin Odegaard's admission on Emile Smith Rowe proves Mikel Arteta's plan  is working - Mirror Online

The Spaniard has given youngsters like Emile Smith-Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka the freedom they need to help Arsenal achieve their goals this campaign.

Norwich 0-5 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta's two-year anniversary with Gunners  marked with thumping win | Football News | Sky Sports

Martin Ödegaard has also been at the heart of things for the Gunners and it shows that the future is bright at the Emirates Stadium.

Some of their performances have been bad this season, but still Arsenal are gathering enough points to still be in the race for Champions League qualification. 

UCL Qualification Possible?

Can The Gunners do it this season? It is possible, but with the emergence of Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United, and Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, the task will only get harder. 

Arsenal could be granted stunning route back into Champions League
Arsenal`s last appearance in the UCL was in 2017.

Arsenal are currently fourth on the log and if by any chance they’re able to still be there at the end of January, then they have a very good chance of returning to the Champions League.

Mikel Arteta knows the goal and he and his boys will keep taking it one match at a time, so they do not lose focus.