It certainly feels like a bit of a disappointment for Arsenal fans today, as we reflect on the 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the north London derby. The Gunners were unable to turn our superior passing and possession into all three points, making it four stalemates from the six Premier League games so far.
Arsenal really need to start turning those draws into wins if we are to have any hope of keeping up with the leaders Chelsea and the mounting injury crisis is starting to become a serious worry, just like last season, with Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere joining their team mates in the Arsenal treatment room.
But it was not all doom and gloom for the Gunners. When you don’t win a game, it is always encouraging if, at least, you put in a good performance and there is no doubt that we were the better team at the Emirates stadium yesterday. With nearly 70 percent of possession and nearly three times as many shots, better passing and more chances, we should have made it count but we did get back into the game after unluckily going behind.
And in the grand scheme of things that point might prove vital, as it keeps us ahead of our local rivals and somehow keeps us in fourth spot in the table. However, with Chelsea already six points ahead, it is imperative that we perform well at Stamford Bridge next weekend and come away with at least a point. But how likely is that?