It was looking for some time today as if everything would go against Arsenal and our chances of getting back into the top four of the Premier League. First of all Manchester United, with a healthy slice of luck, won at Middlesborough to take them above us in the table for the first time in a long time.
Then our north London rivals Tottenham rode their own luck, with the referee awarding them a dubious penalty and denying Southampton a good shout for their own to let Spurs win 2-1. And in the final game of the EPL weekend, Liverpool took the lead away to Man City and were looking good to win for quite a while.
That would have left the Gunners eight points behind Jurgen Klopp’s scousers and even though we have two games in hand things would have looked pretty grim. As it is they are six points ahead so winning our games in hand would put us level on points.
A Man City win would not have been good either but now if we beat them in our next league match at the Emirates Arsenal will move to within four points and have a game in hand. Now can Arsenal make the most of this one positive of a painful weekend?