So while it looked like Arsenal having a lead and then losing to Watford was about to be repeated by our Premier League title rivals Chelsea today, it did not turn out that way and the Blues of Antonio Conte turned the game around again and ended up winning 4-2. I can already see all those hacks ion the football media typing away and claiming that this proves the theory that Arsenal do not have the same sort of fighting spirit as the likes of Chelsea.
It is a thing that we need to consider, to be fair, but I am not sure that everything is quite as black and white at it seems at first. For one thing, Chelsea were at home today while Arsenal were away and the home crowed last weekend certainly played their part.
I do not want to keep banging on about it but it was a dodgy penalty from the referee that turned our game and if you factor in the lift it gave to home fans and therefore the Watford players you cannot brush away the importance of that incident.
I would have to say also that Watford were more clinical against us. They did not miss a host of chances before that extra time winner but they should have scored at least three today at Stamford Bridge and the fact it was our tormentor Richarlison that missed two gilt edged chances makes me think about luck being against us once again.
Yes Arsenal should have responded better to our bad luck at Watford, but it was bad luck and Chelsea had some good luck today to avoid the same result Arsenal got against an impressive team. That is my opinion anyway, but what do you guys think?