It has been a pretty poor season all round for Arsenal and us long suffering Gooners, perhaps made even harder to take because of the higher expectations built up by a second FA cup trophy win in a row capping a brilliant end to last season. That positivity and optimism was further reinforced during pre-season and even after the shock defeat by West Ham on the opening day of the Premier League campaign, the Gunners were looking good for a first title in 12 years.
That has now gone of course, and there will be plenty of debate as to where the blame for this lies, with Arsene Wenger a prime candidate but a lot of injury problems, bad luck and poor form from certain key players along the way. Still, Arsenal fans are used to this sort of thing and have become a resilient bunch but I am not sure how well we would be able to take the season getting any worse.
And our worst nightmare is now looking decidedly possible after Tottenham took advantage of Leicester’s draw against the Hammers with a thumping win away to Stoke last night. The Potters did not put up much of a resistance but the spuds took full advantage and are piling the pressure on the leaders and are now just five points behind with a much better goal difference.
Jamie Vardy looks like facing more than a one match ban after he was reported for his reaction to being sent off and all of a sudden the Foxes look in danger. Anything but a Spurs title win now would be welcome to Arsenal fans but after the way everyhting has gone wrong for us so far this season, could the worst still be about to happen?