Arsenal should thank Man City by Sam P
I know that I am one of the more optimistic fans in the global Arsenal family and I am definitely in the minority here, but I have not yet given up on the Gunners winning the Premier League title. I know that Chelsea looked unstoppable while Arsenal were dropping further and further behind, but last season showed that the lead can change hands quite easily and a good run or bad run of games can have a huge effect.
So even though Man City are direct Premier League rivals to Arsenal, I was glad to see them beat Southampton at St. Mary’s today, because it puts the pressure on Jose Mourinho and his players, especially as they could only manage a point against Sunderland.
They also lost their star striker Diego Costa for the next game against Tottenham and I’m surry Gooners, but I want our north London rivals to win that one. A draw would be almost as good but I am also thinking of stopping Chelsea matching our invincibles season. And then Mourinho takes his team north to face a resurgent Newcastle, while we go to Stoke.
Anyway, the Man City win means they are just six points behind Chelsea and that could start the old squeaky bum thing going in their players. Arsenal are still a sizeable 13 points behind Chelsea but if they wobble while our momentum keeps going, that gap could soon disappear.
As well as City doing us a favour in pressuring Chelsea, they also knocked a lot of confidence out of our next opponents Southampton, exposing their defence with three goals. So as long as we manage to do the same and beat the Saints on Wednesday and the spuds can take something off Chelsea, maybe news of the death of Arsenal’s title challenge has been premature. What do you think?