While I would love for Arsenal to get some good luck in the FA cup this weekend and the Premier League match against Southampton a few days later, I would happily settle for the absence of any bad luck for the Gunners. However I do believe that Arsenal will need to have some good luck at some point between now and the end of the season if we are to win the Premier League title.
In a title race as tight as this one, the destination of the trophy is likely to be decided by small details. A goal given for or against a team can have a huge effect and a decision like whether to give a red card (Mertesacker) or a yellow card (Demichelis) can be the difference.
It is not just the decisions of the referee that I am talking about either, because luck can show itself in many ways, such as the run of the ball. A shot blocked, saved or rebounding off the woodwork can fall nicely for a defender to clear or fall nicely into the path of an attacker to score.
Just one such bit of luck for Arsenal last weekend would have earned us at least a point against Chelsea and we would now be above Man City in the league table. An injury to a player can be long term, such as happened to us with key Gunners like Cazorla and Coquelin or like Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne a very similar knock might only keep a player out for a few weeks.
I am not saying that the luckiest team wins the title but when there is a very close battle between a few clubs, that little bit of luck is all important. Arsenal cannot rely on luck, of course, and must do our best to be in with a chance but we could really do with a bit of luck as well.