Ten games to go and a top four place is back in Arsenal's hands

I'm sure I wasn't the only Gooner who was constantly clicking on refresh last night to see if Man Citeh could hold on for a win against Aston Villa.

As it was, son of Ian Wright Wright Wright, Shaun Wright Phillips popped up with alast gasp goal to increase the Manc's winning margin over Martin O'Neill's men and peg the gap between Arsenal and Villa to just three points.

The fact that the margin could have been eight points on Sunday evening means that the psychological advantage is now definitely with Arsene Wenger's team and with just 10 games to go in the league, it's now squeaky bum time for both Villa and the Gunners.

The next four league games could prove vital with Villa hosting Tottenham, away to Liverpool and Man United and then home to Everton. In the same period, Arsenal are at home to Blackburn, away to Newcastle, home against Man City and away to Wigan.

If Le Gaffer can build on the momentum, we should - and I emphasise SHOULD - come out of the next four weeks with a healthy points margin between Arsenal and Villa, in our favour.

But we'll need it...

Lest we forget, the Gunners final six games see us up against the top three clubs, Liverpool (away), Chelsea (home) and Man United (away) and getting as many points from those top of the table clashes will be the difference between Champions League qualification or UEFA Cup football next season.

But with Theo Walcott, Eduardo, Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas and Tomas Rosicky all due to be back in action before we face any of our so-called 'big four' rivals, things are indeed starting to look rosy again.

A word of warning though. Villa only have 10 games left to worry about this season, allowing them to concentrate on just one main task. Arsenal have a minimum of 12 games left, but if we're successful in reaching the finals of the Champions League and the FA Cup, that figure then becomes 20 games - double Villa's total in the same three-month period.

Personally, I believe the race for fourth spot could come down to the last game of the season. If Arsenal are still involved in the Champions League or the FA Cup at that point, it will be a monumental task to also end the Premier League campaign on a positive note.

But I think that's exactly what will happen, my fellow Addicts. I can see the Arsenal getting to both the FA Cup and Champions League finals, but I also think we'll finish in the top four as Wenger gets his players to peak as the season winds to a dramatic end.