Let’s be honest, most Arsenal fans are not very confident that the Gunners will keep going all the way to the end of the season and win the title, but this is solely a result of our previous experiences where Arsenal have faded only to finish in 3rd or 4th place.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Arsenal do not have to worry about Jose Mourinho and Chelsea as a Premier League title rival anymore this season, even though the 15 points that separate us and them at the minute is not insurmountable, the fact that there are also 13 other clubs for Chelsea to get past first makes us pretty safe.
Of course Arsenal fans would have much preferred to inflict yet another defeat on our north London rivals Tottenham at the weekend. With Man City also failing to win though, and with the Gunners fighting back to stop the spuds from winning, we can at least head into the international break level on points at the top of the Premier League table.
Being held to a draw in the local derby yesterday could have inflicted some real damage on Arsenal and our quest for the Premier League title this season, but thanks to Aston Villa managing a draw for their new manager and former Gunner Remi Garde, we find ourselves still level on points with Man City at the top of the table.
First of all you have to decide whether the former Arsenal forward and current TV pundit Charlie Nicholas has a point and if he does, whether it is a big problem for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players to overcome. The fact that the Scot made his claim about the Gunners before we struggled to a draw in the north London derby certainly supports the theory he put forward that Arsenal are still suffering the same problems that affected us last season.