Arsenal may have flunked the chance to leapfrog Liverpool into fourth place in the table but it may not affect the race for Fourth place too much, and in fact may have given them a confidence boost after coming from two goals behind to snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat as a defeat would have left us 4 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Chelsea also failed to take advantage as they were held to a 0-0 draw earlier today by Everton despite controlling the game. They sorely missed Alvaro Morata and remain 4 points ahead of Liverpool, but are no closer to Man City or United who could start pulling away at the top if they both win today.
Burnley and Tottenham are the two teams closest below us and in fact either of them could leapfrog us but with the benefit of them playing each other today we could see another stalemate, which would leave us still in the same situation in 5th place, but if either team loses we will at least move away from the loser but will end the day in 6th but still very close in the race for Fourth. If Burnley lose today and then fail to get any points at Old Trafford on Boxing Day we could see them dropping away from contention
We would all love to see Leicester beat Jose Mourinho’s Man United in the later game today, and they have definitely been improving lately and currently sit in 8th and could still challenge for a Europa League place.
But all in all the draw with Liverpool should not make us too despondent and it was a hundred times better than losing!