Arsenal’s great local rivals Tottenham Hotspur gained an excellent win over Man City, the previous favourites for the title, on Sunday lunchtime, which has propelled them to just one point behind the Citizens at the top of the table, and one point in front of us.
The Spuds victory has done us a favour really as the top of the table has become a bit closer for us, and has shown that Pep Guardiola’s side is not as invincible as people thought they were so far.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t worried about Tottenham, and thinks the Gunners should concentrate on their own results rather than anyone elses, which seems sensible to me! He said after Sunday’s game: “Obviously we heard about that result [Tottenham beating Manchester City] before the game. But we need to keep focused on us. Obviously that does us all a favour.”
That result may have brought us back to challenge at the top of table, but it also means that Tottenham are still unbeaten after the first 7 League games and are setting themselves up to go for gold themselves this season. Although we haven’t finished below them since the Ox was a babe in arms, the fact is we only made it last season by the skin of our teeth.
So are we worried that this really could be the season that Spurs not only finish above us, but maybe even win the title themselves? Or can we just worry about our other rivals like Man City knowing that the Spuds will bottle it at the end as usual…..