It is up to Arsenal to make the most of any slip ups by our Premier League rivals of course, and after slipping back into third place, even though we are only behind Man City on goal difference, means that we will need to do better than them and Leicester City for the rest of the season, while the run of results from our north London rivals has brought Tottenham right up to just two points behind us and got people talking about them as genuine title contenders.
Arsene Wenger has had more than his fair share of injury problems to deal with this season, just like every year in recent memory, so I make no apology for hoping that our rivals’ own injury situation causes them problems. So far the Foxes have had remarkable luck on the injury front and although Claudio Ranieri has said that their star striker Jamie Vardy has been carrying a knock and not training, it has not stopped him playing and scoring.
Only time will tell if their good injury run carries on but I have to say that I hope not. The other two contenders already have a big problem each to cope with at the heart of their defence, with The Sun reporting that Vincent Kompany is going to be out of action for at least another three weeks and probably more.
Also, The Guardian has reported that the spuds have lost their Belgian centre back Jan Vertonghen to knee ligament damage and he has been their defensive stalwart and why they have conceded the fewest goals in the league.
All Arsenal can do is hope that these two injury problems cause our rivals to drop points and make sure we take advantage. But is it more likely that our own lengthy injury list will end up costing us the EPL title once again?