There was very little for Arsenal fans to cheer about in the Premier League tonight. The only result that did Arsene Wenger and the Gunners any favours at all was the Southampton game against West Ham at St. Mary’s which ended in a draw.
That takes the Saints a point above the Gunners and they still have a slightly better goal difference than us. And with Man United managing to beat Burnley at Old Trafford, that drops us out of the top four again and piles the pressure on for what is looking like the closest and most contested race for the final Champions League places ever.
At least the performance of United under Louis van Gaal was poor again and you would hope that they start to get punished for being so bad, although Arsenal were not exactly fantastic yesterday. On the whole though I think we have been better than them and it is inconsistency rather than just being rubbish which has cost us.
Southampton are becoming a real worry though and will be gutted to not take advantage after West Ham had their keeper sent off and Arsenal should be breathing a big sigh of relief that the Hammers held on because Southampton could be the team we need to beat to finish fourth.
And any Arsenal fans that were still looking up can pack it in now after Chelsea and Man City both won. So will we get the Wenger trophy again this season? And will that be enough if we do not get another trophy?