An Arsenal win would be a huge boost for their chances of finishing in the top four and maintaining their streak of Champions League qualification. However, they are coming up against a Reading side that have had a week to prepare with their new manager and who are fighting to get out of relegation.
I do feel like previewing this match is a little difficult considering the long international break. There has been plenty of change for both teams. Reading has a new manager which could make a difference, while Arsenal have had several key players away from the team. Reading could easily come away from this one with a result, but I’m not quite sure they have it in them to get a win. Arsenal had been on a bit of a roll with wins in the Champions League and Premier League and they were looking a much better side of late. I think they still have enough of this in them that they will be able to get what they need. I am predicting an Arsenal win, but it could be a struggle for them.
Arsenal (W, W, W, L, W) 3 – 1 Reading (L, L, L, L, L)