Things just refuse to get better for Arsenal and the rub of the green stays determined to go against us as the Gunners failed to win yet again after taking the lead and dominating the game against the visitors Crystal Palace.
The fact that their equalising goal late in the second half came as a direct result of an attacking Arsenal move that we messed up with an awful attempt at a cross by Monreal, with some second rate defending and what looks like an error from the keeper Petr Cech along the way, is just about typical of the way things have been going for the Gunners this year.
That does not make it any easier to take though, although at least we did not throw the game away altogether, despite a late scare when Koscielny’s attempted tackle looked to have let Zaha in on goal. THat would have been terribly harsh and to get just a point from this game after Alexis Sanchez gave us the lead on the stroke of half time is hard to take.
But if you don’t take your chances and don’t make the most of your dominance then these things will happen, as we know all too well. The point does increase our top four chances slightly, with Arsenal now four points and a much better goal difference ahead of Man United. But we do stay in fourth due to Man City’s better goal difference and it should have been so much better, pretty much like the season as a whole.