I am writing this Arsenal article after giving up on watching the football, because Erik Lamela just scored the third of three rapid fire goals to surely ensure that Tottenham will take all three points from Manchester United. That will put them six points ahead of us with a much better goal difference and even though Arsenal have a game in hand I am struggling to see us catching the spuds now.
In fact I am struggling to see how Arsene Wenger will be able to get the Arsenal players motivated because no matter what the Frenchman says about mathematical possibilities and all that malarkey, the Premier League title has gone. Mesut Ozil had it right when he said we blew it in games like the home defeat to an under strength Swansea City side.
What I am worried about now, though, is that the Gunners need to reload, pick themselves up and get over the line because we still need to fight to ensure a top four spot. To do that I think we need to find some positives from this woeful weekend and there are one or two.
Leicester may have finished our title dreams with their win at Sunderland but they did move a big step closer to stopping the spuds from getting it as well and they show no0 signs of crumbling under the pressure. And you could even say that Spurs did us a favour, as long as they don’t win the title, by beating Man United who would have been breathing down our necks but are now six points adrift with six to play.
We also did ourselves a big favour by responding and getting a draw at West Ham to keep them from closing the gap. The players will surely know the title challenge is over but there is still the Champions League to fight for. We may not see it the same way but that elite European competition is something the players put great value on. So can they refocus on that and perform next weekend or will the disappointment of this weekend prove too hard to get over?