While this one result is not likely to have a great deal of bearing on Arsenal and how the season ends up for us, it does throw up a few issues that I personally think bear looking at and taking into account at the end of a week when we have lost the plot once again.
The fans who will be the most happy about Liverpool beating Tottenham at Anfield today will be those of the Chelsea persuasion, because it has just about confirmed the title and a win away to Burnley tomorrow should be that for Antonio Conte’s side.
Arsenal fans have our own reasons to look at this result though, not just because we love to see anything bad happen to our north London rivals. For one thing it makes our fight for the top four look easier but I think it tells us something about our own title challenge as well.
The spuds have been looking strong but were awful today and that can happen. The problem for us this season is that it has not happened to Chelsea since we spanked them in September, but they have had no European football and no injury problems to cope with.
Spurs lose a first choice defender in Vertonghen and people point to that, while Liverpool losing Mane seems to have had a big negative effect on them, but no one gives Wenger the same leeway for Arsenal even though he almost always has bigger squad problems to cope with.
Man United spend more money than most small countries and are still struggling for the top four while Arsenal fans expect it at the very least despite the club’s relatively small transfer budget, so are we forgetting how hard it is and how much needs to go our way in order to win an EPL title?
It has been a tough week but do we need to look at the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham and just calm down a bit?