Arsene Wenger declared that Arsenal were not about to concede defeat in the race for the Premier League title, even before we managed to beat an in form Hull City yesterday, so I wonder what the Frenchman thinks about our chances today.
The gap between the Gunners and the league leaders Chelsea had stretched to a massive and daunting looking 12 points after we lost back to back games against Watford and the Blues themselves, but Sean Dyche and his Burnley side did us a big favour today by holding Chelsea to a draw at Turf Moor, or did they?
Our manager may say that we are still in the EPL title race but do we fans share that same optimism? It would still take a miracle to be honest, or even two miracles because Chelsea have to hit a wall and drop at least 10 points from their remaining 13 league games and that would still need us to win all of ours.
That is not out of the question but it is fairly unlikely, as we still have away games against Liverpool, Tottenham and Stoke and home games with Manchester United and Man City. Chelsea have a few tough games as well but can you really see them dropping 10 points? That is the bare minimum and Arsenal have Champions League and FA cup matches to cope with as well.
So have Burnley kept our Premier League hopes alive or simply prolonged the inevitable?