Arsenal are not out of the race yet, even though we only managed to take a point from our last Premier League match. That is because our north London rivals Tottenham did us and everyone but Chelsea a big favour by beating the current league leaders.
So although it would obviously have been better if Arsenal won, the fact that we fought back from a three goal deficit can now be seen as a positive, but only if the Gunners can now refocus and push on again with a serious assault on the Premier League.
While it would be nice for Arsenal to win the FA cup again I really do not think that will cut it for most Gooners, and you have to think that our European dreams will soon be ending once again after the luck of the draw went heavily against us with a knockout round against Bayern Munich.
The title is what we want and need at the club and another faltering attempt to win it will be hugely disappointing after blowing perhaps our best chance of it last season. Arsenal need Chelsea to slip up and if they don’t there is little we can do but if they do and we are not there to capitalise then it will start to look as though it will never happen, at least not without big changes.
January gives Arsenal three very winnable league matches against Swansea, Burnley and Watford and the end of the month could see us with renewed momentum, form and belief, but any dropped points will spell disaster and if Arsenal are anything like we were in the recent games with Preston, Bournemouth, Everton or Man City then it will be another season down the drain.
Do you think the team will be focused and on the ball from now on?