I think most Arsenal fans would rather have seen a drawn game between Manchester United and Man City at the weekend and I know for sure that we were all gutted when former Gunner Cesc Fabregas scored in the last couple of minutes to give Chelsea a vital three points away to a QPR side that deserved at least a point.
In a way, however, the United win could still be good news for Arsenal. For one thing it has dealt a big blow to Manuel Pellegrini and the City players who are now looking back over their shoulders and look unlikely to challenge the top three.
That is good news for the Gunners, as we will be in the Champions League and will avoid the extra two play-off games that fourth place brings.
It still remains to be seen if Chelsea will continue to wobble but their performance at Loftus Road was anything but convincing. Also, Jose Mourinho will not have his star striker Diego Costa back until the start of May. So their next three games could be crucial for Arsenal´s slim title hopes.
And that is how Man United can do the Gunners a big favour this weekend. By beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge it will increase the nerves and decrease the confidence of the leaders and set us up perfectly to further damage them and bring more doubts to the surface.
So beating Chelsea at the Emirates next weekend could potentially see Arsenal just four points behind them with the same games played and with five left to play. Then we would really see how well they can hold their nerve. Of course we would still need to win all of our games, including a tricky trip to Old Trafford, but for now we should be happy that Man United are in good form as they head to Chelsea.