If the current season ended as it is now then Arsenal would continue the remarkable record of qualifying for the Champions League, but you would have to see it as a disappointment as we would have slipped back from runners up to the same old fourth place that had people calling it the Wenger trophy.
On the other hand, there are six very strong clubs fighting for the EPL title, or at least there were until recently, so it is likely to be harder than ever to get one of those top four spots and there are going to be fans of two clubs set to be disappointed in a few months from now.
The reason I say until recently is that Metro has reported the theory of Jamie Carragher that there are now just four of us left in the title race. After the weekend’s games saw Man City heavily beaten at Everton and Man United held to a draw by Liverpool at Old Trafford, Carragher feels that the current top four are the only teams capable of winning it.
United are four points behind Arsenal and 12 off the top while City are two points better off, but as the former defender points out their vastly inferior goal difference counts as another point, but is he right? Only two points between us and City seems a bit minimal but perhaps the fact that they have had some awful games and results should be taken into account.
City just do not seem to be able to get it together on a consistent basis and although United’s form is better they are a long way back. If Carragher is right it is good news for our own title hopes but can Arsenal stay in touch and maybe even close the gap and make things interesting when we face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a couple of weeks?