While Arsenal have not been getting what we deserved for some pretty good and certainly dominant performances at times this season, our Premier League rivals Manchester United have been generally awful but have somehow picked up points fairly steadily.
And now that the Gunners have hit a really sticky patch at the same time that United have found a bit of form, a quick look over the shoulders will show Arsene Wenger and the players that Louis van Gaal and his misfits are now sitting just two places and four points behind us in the league table.
Of course the Dutchman and various United players have now started talking about the top four and if they keep building on their current momentum and we cannot get out of this rut then it could be Arsenal that they knock out of the Champions League places.
So just how worried should we be? Well not too much I think. First of all this run of four wins that everyone is banging on about has not been as good as you might think. First up was a lacklustre Shrewsbury who basically allowed United to do whatever they wanted. Then came the Danish club that had been roundly thrashed many times this season and had not played for two months. Then we gifted them a nice easy win and this week they were very lucky not to be well out of the game by the time Mata scored a good free kick with seven minutes left.
So they are on a good run but are not really playing all that well and they have some tough games coming up, so as long as Wenger can stop the rot with Arsenal then we should have no problem staying ahead of Man United. But can we stop the rot?