Just when it looked like the season, for Arsenal fans at least, was all neatly wrapped up with disappointment as wrapping paper and with a nice big ribbon of despair to top it off, a light has appeared at the end of the tunnel. It is only a faint light as yet but it does give the Gunners something to strive for in the remaining three games other than fending off the top four challenge of Manchester United.
Unlike the league leaders and now surely the winners of the Premier League this year Leicester City, our north London rivals are still within reach of Arsenal after being held to a draw by Tony Pulis and his West Brom side last night. Even after the gift of an own goal by Craig Dawson gave the spuds the lead at White Hart Lane against a team with nothing to play for, the pressure was evident in the Spurs side and they were pegged back.
Along with the good news for Arsenal that our rivals will almost certainly not win the EPL title, things could get worse for them and there is now still a chance that we could be having our annual St.Totteringham´s Day celebrations after all. They are five points ahead and there are only nine points to play for, but if the bubble has burst they may find it hard to get the four points they need to guarantee finishing higher than us.
By the time they next play, and it is a tough London derby away to Chelsea, the spuds could have seen their last chance of being champions slip away with Leicester beating Man United, and they could be just two points ahead of Arsenal if we beat Norwich. Then we might see more nerves jangling and more points being dropped.
Yes it is unlikely, but I for one am clinging to the hope that Arsenal might still retain the bragging rights in north London. Do you think it could happen? And would it make you happier about the season in general?