I am not quite sure how it has happened to be perfectly honest, but after a pretty awful start to the season from Arsenal and with our big rivals for the Premier League title all setting off like rockets to leave us playing catch up, Arsenal find ourselves in third place and above Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham, although the spuds could go above us if they beat Sunderland today so hopefully the Black Cats can be unlucky for them and give Arsenal fans the perfect day.
We may only be ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool on account of our better goal difference but after losing to Jurgen Klopp’s team on the opening day, having a defensive and striker injury crisis to deal with and with United and Chelsea winning all of their first three matches, not many would have expected to see the table looking as it does today.
Chelsea are next up for Arsenal so the way they have lost form while we seem to be finding it could not have been timed better. And the way that Man United have gone wrong is a joy to behold. They were well beaten by Watford today, with all their big money players looking decidedly average. Pogba, Martial, Bailly and the often forgotten Memphis Depay were anonymous if not downright poor and Jose’s face was a picture.
Three defeats on the spin for the team that many had as pre-season favourites is all good news for the Gunners. Now if Sunderland can just do to Spurs what Monaco did on Thursday it will have been the perfect Sunday. So how are we all feeling about our EPL title chances now?