Fans of rival football teams and almost every pundit out there in the football media are quick enough to jump on Arsenal when we play badly or get the wrong result, so it is nice to see someone else struggle for a change, even though Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino never seem to get anything like the stick that Arsene Wenger does.
Arsenal were basically written off after our trip to Anfield, and not just for the Premier League title either, because no one gave the Gunners a snowball’s chance in hell of finishing in the top four and getting back into the Champions League.
Admittedly we were awful that day and Liverpool took full advantage but look how fast things can change in football. Klopp was being hailed as some sort of genius and his new look side were the best thing since sliced bread, while our north London rivals seemed to be the darlings of the media and ready to take the world by storm.
A couple of weeks later and things are looking and feeling a bit different. Dull draws for the scousers and the spuds to day against Burnley and Swansea, both at home mind you, mean that Arsenal can leapfrog both tomorrow. That would need us to beat Chelsea but even a point would put us level with Spurs and even if we lose at Chelsea the next few rounds could well see us overtake our two rivals, especially if they play the way they have been of late.
Next up for Arsenal are home game with West Brom and Brighton before a trip to Watford and I would not be surprised to see us take maximum points. Liverpool go to Leicester then Newcastle before hosting Man United while Tottenham go to West Ham and Huddersfield before a home game with Bournemouth, but there form at Wembley is a real issue and the pressure is on.
Man City, Chelsea and United do look strong but Arsenal have only just got going and with Liverpool and Tottenham struggling, would you really rule us out of the top four?