On the surface of things and looking from an Arsenal fan’s point of view, the win for Man City in the Premier League last night away to AFC Bournemouth is bad news. Not only does it put Pep Guardiola and his team up into second place and two points ahead of Arsenal, it suggests that City have really found their form again.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have been a tough nut to crack at home, with Liverpool losing there after a l;ate comeback, while the Gunners needed a Giroud inspired three goal turnaround just to rescue a point. So why say the win for Man City could be good for Arsenal?
Well it might not, of course, as they are one of our big rivals for a top four finish and the Champions League place that earns. However, if we are holding on to any title ambitions like Arsene Wenger suggested, we need Chelsea to falter and I believe that the more pressure Antonio Conte and his players have on them the better the chances of them dropping points.
That is why I was glad when Tottenham beat them and have even been a little disappointed when our rivals have dropped points, as it has all been playing into Chelsea hands. City’s win close the gap to eight points and if that puts pressure on the league leaders then all to the good.
I still cannot see them blowing it but you never can tell.