One of the few positive things to come out of the Arsenal draw with Liverpool at Anfield yesterday was that, despite being second best for most of the game, the Gunners did come away without another heavy defeat away from home. And the point may be disappointing after Arsenal leading for most of the second half, but at least it meant that we went back above our north London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League table.
But we are only above the spuds on goal difference, although that difference is 10 better than theirs. And as Arsenal continue to stutter and struggle to build momentum, it is starting to look like their new manager Mauricio Pochettino is getting a grip and some good results.
I guess that is why their home grown young striker Harry Kane has felt bold enough to suggest that his team mates have the real possibility of finally finishing above the Gunners for the first time in a very long time, as reported by ESPN.
Kane said, “”I know how much it would mean to everyone around the club to finish above Arsenal,” said Kane. “I wouldn’t really remember the last time Spurs finished above Arsenal if I’m honest, it’s been a long time and we’re trying to put that right this season.”
I am sure that a lot of disheartened Arsenal fans might well be thinking that he could be right and this could be their season. But I am not so sure. If we keep losing key players to injury as we have done all season, then maybe we will continue to struggle, but with the likes of Walcott, Wilshere, Ramsey and Ozil due back in the team before too long, surely Arsenal will be able to finally put a good run together and enjoy a better second half of the season.
And as long as Arsene Wenger spends some money on the right transfer targets in January, will the spuds be set for another season below the mighty Arsenal?