It would take a minor miracle for Arsenal to finish this latest round of EPL games on top of the Premier League race, well it would need Manchester United to win their derby game with Man City while we beat Everton, and if our rivals draw we would need to put seven past the Toffees to go above City on goal difference.
After their dog awful performance against CSKA Moscow after fielding almost a full strength team, I cannot see United beating City, even without Silva and Aguero, but you never know, and a draw would be a good result for the Gunners anyway. The Premier League is a marathon not a sprint and we just need to keep putting in the miles and picking up the points.
And there are five very ‘powerful’ reasons for us to believe that this is our year. I am talking about the new Power Rankings on the Sky Sports website which gives every player in the Premier League a score for their performance, and adds it to the previous four weeks, with the scores from longer ago decreasing in significance to give an overall form guide.
And while Arsenal are the league’s form team with five wins from the last six, our individual players dominate these power rankings. We have five in the top 11; with Alexis Sanchez unsurprisingly at number one and with Nacho Monreal at number three, Mesut Ozil at eight, Hector Bellerin at nine and the safe hands of Petr Cech holding on to 11th spot.
Man City have Sterling and De Bruyne right behind the Arsenal keeper but no players above him and neither have Man United, Liverpool or Chelsea. So you can see why Arsenal´s in form players can power us to the EPL title as long as the injury problems stay away.