As an Arsenal fan I have spent the last few weeks cheering on Leicester City because as soon as it was clear that Arsene Wenger would not be picking up the Premier League trophy in May, the only small consolation I could take was if it did not end up in north London at the home of Tottenham instead.
So today was another good day in that respect as the Foxes have just scored a third goal without reply to seal all three points against Swansea City. That will put them eight points ahead of the spuds who only have four games left to play and surely there is no chance of Leicester losing it now.
Another thing I took from today though, apart from more disappointment as we failed to score and beat Sunderland, was the fact that nobody seems to have come up with an answer to Leicester, except Arsenal of course. At the start of the season they were a surprise package but the tactics were nothing special, they just implemented them well and played with passion.
But every single Premier League club has had big problems dealing with them. In fact, Liverpool are the only other club to beat them in the league and that was a very tight 1-0 at Anfield. So should Arsenal get a bit more credit for doing the double over the champions elect?
That is what Arsene Wenger suggested in a Sky Sports interview this week. Or at the very least the Arsenal boss feels that it is a bit harsh for the football media to criticise the Gunners so much when they took five points off Man City and nobody but us have got the best of them on the pitch.
He said, “They have found a good balance, hungry players who have not had obvious careers. We are accused the most, but we beat them twice. So we should be less accused than others for not having beaten them.
“They go to Man City, Tottenham, Man United, Liverpool and have only lost three games. At the end of the day, you have to say well done. Sport is about performance and when the team performs, you have to be big enough and say well done and respect it and respect Claudio Ranieri for what he has done.”
But why were Arsenal the only team to be able to deal with them? And does this not mean that a lot of the criticism should be aimed elsewhere? Of course there is always the counter argument that we have failed to win games that should have been simple, such as against a weakened Swansea. What do you think Gooners?