It was a huge relief for Arsenal fans to see Man City slip to their first defeat, and their first dropped points, in the Premier League this season. West Ham did us a huge favour by adding the scalp of the league leaders to that of us and Liverpool. Let´s hope they can do the same to Man United and Chelsea.
But even though City´s defeat means they did not stretch their lead and that the Gunners are still just a recoverable five points behind them, we still have big problems in our hopes of winning the Premier League. Arsenal have played some decent football but we are nowhere near looking like champions.
Yes the referee Mike Dean played a huge part in our loss at Chelsea but having said that we have a lot to blame ourselves for as well. The defending for the first goal was slack and it is not the first time this season. The attacking play was not quite crisp enough and our strikers are not finishing the chances they do get.
In fact the whole team are just not quite at it yet. It is still early days but I am worried that time and games are getting away from us and we need to see the best of Arsenal very soon, because unless we do then I see our title hopes riding off into the sunset.
Do you think Arsenal can still do it?