If Arsenal fans thought that our club was going to have a tough time winning the Premier League title because the current table toppers Chelsea have beeenjoying a relentless run of results and were looking very unlikely to slip up and give the Gunners a chance to close the gap, imagine how the clubs chasing Real Madrid in La Liga have been feeling.
The Madrid giants had taken control of the race for the Spanish title, as well as taking advantage of the uncharacteristic inconsistency shown by their biggest rivals Barcelona, with a long unbeaten and winning run that saw then lift the European Cup for an 11th time and then go on to win the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
But as we Arsenal fans need to remember, things can soon change in football and a winning run can turn into a losing run before you know it. Real Madrid had gone 40 games without a loss in all competitions but just like London buses, as soon as one turned up it was followed by another.
Last weekend Madrid lost away to Sevilla in La Liga which was their first competitive defeat since last February, almost a whole year ago. Then in the very next match they lost again, this time at the Santiago Bernabeu against Celta Vigo in the Copa Del Rey.
Chelsea’s unbeaten run has already been ended by Tottenham, of course, but a lot of Arsenal fans have all but given up on catching them because of their form and results since we beat them in September. My advice is to look at Real Madrid and take heart.