A team needs to have a lot of things in order to win the Premier League title, as Arsenal’s 12 year spell without the coveted trophy despite the consistency of never dropping out of the top four will tell you. But it is really starting to look like Arsenal might just have everything we need this time after the dramatic late winner away to Burnley showed once again that luck is on our side this season.
Things like good players and a good balance to the team, as well as the strength of squad to cope with all the games are fairly obvious qualities a title winning team needs, but I think that luck can also play a big part over the course of a campaign.
Who knows what might have happened if we had not suffered all those injury problems to key players at crucial points of previous seasons. Even something as simple as Mike Dean getting it right and sending off Costa in our game against Chelsea last September could alter the course of a season and I think it is fair to say we have had some rotten luck of late.
Not this time, though, as that winner against Burnley was not just lucky because it came off Koscielny’s hand. The timing of it means that twice already the Gunners have won EPL games in injury time and you could say that neither was really deserved as the penalty against Southampton was also controversial.
We have had more penalties already than we got in the whole of last season and when you think how many golden chances PSG missed before we equalised then it is hard to argue that luck is not on our side. We have the talent and we have the squad depth so with not too many injury problems and a bit of luck, is this our year?