How Arsenal can win the Mind series mini-tournament revealed
What is the mind series?
The Mind series is a pre-season tournament being played between London clubs Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in order to raise money for Mind, a charity focused on providing help to those who suffer from mental health issues.
Arsenal hosted Chelsea on Sunday, but fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Defeat at the Emirates.
🔴 1-2 🔵 (FT)
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2021
Chelsea then faced Spurs, and raced into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back to a 2-2 draw.
It ends all square in #CHETOT at Stamford Bridge. ⏱ pic.twitter.com/inGBXrK1Gx
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2021
Sides receive one point per goal scored, plus the relevant points for the result (none for a loss, one for a draw, three for a win).
How Arsenal can win the tournament
Arsenal face Tottenham in the final game of the series at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Sunday, with the game set to determine who wins the competition.
James Benge, CBS correspondent, outlined the current situation and how Arsenal can emerge victorious.
Arsenal currently sit on one point, courtesy of Granit Xhaka’s goal, needing seven more to draw level with Chelsea.
All to play for in the Mind Series table, topped by Chelsea on eight points. Spurs on three, Arsenal one per @Sam_InkersoleTM .
To lift silverware at Tottenham’s ground once more Arsenal will need to win, scoring four or more goals.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 4, 2021
This means that, to win the competition, Arsenal will need to beat Tottenham by four or more goals, at their own stadium.
Of course, Arsenal fans would love nothing more than to defeat their arch-nemesis by such a scoreline, even if it were just in a friendly tournament.
Can the Gunners pull it off?