After Arsenal take on Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth on the south coast later today, there could be even more pressure piled on Arsene Wenger and the team by Louis van Gaal and Manchester United. Hopefully Chelsea can do us a favour at Stamford Bridge and stop the Old Trafford team from winning.
We all know that Arsenal are very proud of being a well run club that does not live beyond our means. At the same time the debt repayment brought about by the building of the Emirates Stadium to replace Highbury is not longer holding Arsene Wenger back financially and there is a sizable sum sitting in the bank as well.
Arsene Wenger may still have the reputation of being a bit of an Ebeneezer Scrooge and treating the Arsenal purse strings as if they were his own, but after spending big money on the transfer fees for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in recent years and splashing decent amounts on other players like Calum Chambers, the Frenchman has certainly come out of his shell a bit financially speaking.
First of all I would, of course, love Arsenal to prove all the doubters and those hilarious social media warriors wrong by getting past the big favourites Barcelona and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. I also believe that we are one of the clubs that could do it if we play at our best.
The results were the same this weekend for Arsenal and Man City but the circumstances were very different. After the way they lucked their way to all three points against Swansea, Man City should start marketing their own brand of jam.