Arsenal got away with conceding a late equaliser away to Liverpool in midweek, although it was a bitter pill to swallow for the Gunners, because our main Premier League title rivals Man City had been held to a draw themselves by Everton.
This weekend, however, has seen Man City go ahead of Arsenal on goal difference and that has certainly cranked up the pressure on us to get a positive result today from a fixture that has not been very kind to Arsenal recently, with just one win from seven attempts.
That is why I am asking whether it is absolutely necessary for the Gunners to come back to north London with all three points today. After all, a point will put Arsenal back on top of the Premier League table and although it would be nice to have a bigger lead on Man City, this month was always looking like a big test for us.
A draw today and a win at home to Chelsea next weekend will ensure that Arsenal finish the month in pole position and that, at the end of the day, is all that matters. Of course we want to win but I think it is more important not to lose, don’t you?