They have an eight-point advantage over Manchester City, albeit they have played a game more, and former Gunner Robin van Persie is tipping Mikel Arteta to guide the team to their first Premier League title since they won it under Arsene Wenger in 2004.
Robin van Persie is tipping his former club Arsenal to end their 19-year wait for a Premier League title.
The Gunners last won the league under Arsene Wenger in 2003/04, and have had lean years in the top flight in recent times.
Pressure can do strange things at the business end of a season, but Van Persie feels they have shown the heart of champions with recent battling wins over Aston Villa and Bournemouth.
Van Persie spent eight years with Arsenal, joining from Feyenoord the season after their title win in 2004, and helped them secure the FA Cup in his first campaign with the club.
The Dutchman’s only Premier League title came with Manchester United in 2013, but would be delighted to see his former club get over the line and feels they will do it.
In contrast, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are battling on three fronts – in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. Arsenal return to Premier League action at home to relegation-threatened Leeds United on April 1 – the first of 10 games that will decide whether they will end their 19-year wait for the title.