Arsenal were looking set to enjoy an almost perfect weekend in the Premier League, with Man United losing at Swansea, Tottenham dropping points at home to West Ham and Jose Mourinho left fuming as Burnley stole a point off Chelsea (not that we are in the title race but just because I don´t like them).
But Liverpool went and spoiled it by beating Southampton at St. Mary´s. Even though the Saints were the club that could have overtaken us with a win, the draw was really what we wanted. now it looks like Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool side could be the main threat to Arsenal finishing in the top four. United, the spuds and the Saints have all lost two and drawn one of their last six while we have just one defeat and Liverpool have only dropped two points.
Really Arsenal should be looking at third place at least, but the scousers are in great form and we saw last season how they can go on a charge and put a run of results together. Next weekend could be massive for us because we have a home game against Everton after the midweek Champions League clash with Monaco. Liverpool have a tough game at home to Man City but if they win it, that could spell real danger for the Gunners.
Then looking at the remaining fixtures, it looks like we have the slightly better run in, with an away clash with Man United and home games with Chelsea and Liverpool themselves the tough ones. They have home games with Man United and Man City and must travel to Chelsea, us and Stoke on the final day. There is not much in it really and only three points currently separate the clubs, although our much better goal difference is worth another point.
So it could be that we will be involved in a fight to the finish in the league and assuming that we get past Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool could be on a collision course in the FA cup as well. Are they now our main rivals?