If Arsenal fans think that the gap between us and the teams at the top of the Premier League table is too large, spare a thought for the poor scousers. In fact, scrap that, let’s laugh at them and make sure the gap does not get any better looking for them after tomorrow’s game at Anfield.
Chelsea do not play until Monday and hopefully they will find the trip to Stoke as unhappy as the Gunners did recently, but Man City have just gone into a 3-0 lead at home against Crystal Palace and that puts the reigning EPL champs level with Jose Mourinho and his players and a hefty 13 points ahead of Arsenal and a massive 18 points ahead of Liverpool.
So while Arsene Wenger will be all too aware that we need to win away tomorrow to avoid being cut adrift before the festive period gets going, he will also realise that there is a whole lot more pressure on the shoulders of Rodgers and his misfiring Reds. That is likely to get even worse as Man United travel to face an Aston Villa side ravaged by the ainjusy and suspension of eight first team players.
They have not got a Champions League double header knockout clash to look forward to and they are in no kind of form despite their win in the Capital One cup this week. Arsenal need to give them no encouragement in front of their home fans, who could well start to turn on the manager and the players if we take an early lead.