Just like last weekend when Arsenal were gifted two goals to give us a much needed Premier League win in Sunderland, the Gunners won again yesterday against one of the league’s struggling sides Burnley. And while Arsenal were still far from our best, we got the much needed points, kept another clean sheet and built on the improving morale and form.
And just like last weekend, results elsewhere were pretty favourable for Arsenal and we find ourselves back in the top four. West Ham could only manage a draw with Stoke and Swansea City drew with Everton, while Liverpool’s poor start carried on as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United.
The top two Chelsea and Southampton managed narrow wins, unfortunately, so they stay nine and five points ahead of Arsenal respectively, but we have moved level on points with the current EPL champions Man City, who face a tough local derby with Man United later. And even tough a United win would not take them above us, it would put them just a point behind, so I think that a draw in that derby would be perfect for us.
We don’t want United keeping too close to Arsenal, especially as they will be coming to the Emirates towards the end of the month. Also, our Champions League opponents on Tuesday could only manage a scoreless draw in Belgium yesterday so we can expect to beat them again at the Emirates.
I have said that luck seems to be on the Gunners’ side at the minute and we need to make the most of it while we can. Walcott and Ramsey coming back and the results going in our favour should mean another very good weekend for Arsenal.