Arsenal fans will not want to talk about the ‘other’ result this afternoon, although I will just say that I am very cheesed off with the limp way that Bournemouth allowed the spuds to blow them away in the first half, including an opening goal for Kane in the first minute.
There is still time for them and Leicester City to slip up and all Arsenal can do is keep winning our own games to keep the pressure on and hope. More interesting perhaps is what the result in the Manchester derby could mean, with Man United scoring the only goal of the game against a below par Man City.
Of course it will all depend on how the two clubs do from now on and if the Gunners win the remaining eight games then neither of them can catch us.
However I do think that United winning will spur them on to greater efforts in the fight for the fourth champions League spot and they are just five points behind us now. On the other hand you could say that City’s lingering title hopes are gone and they will focus on the Champions League to some extent.
I would suggest that the biggest effect these two EPL rivals can have on Arsenal’s season is in the games they still have left against us. United go to Spurs in two games and then they host Leicester on May 1st and they could do us a big favour in both of them.
Man City do not play either team but they do face us in the penultimate league game. And if they get past PSG that game will be just days after a UCL semi-final second leg and that could make things very interesting indeed, especially if they are pretty sure of fourth place by then.
How do you think this derby result might affect us?