While Arsenal would obviously like to be 11 points ahead of Leicester City in the Premier League table rather than 11 points worse off, there is something to be said for chasing, as the pressure is different and the Gunners have shown time and again in recent years that we do not perform too well when expectations are high but we can often produce when backs are up against the wall.
As well as having that extra fall back of a game in hand over the Foxes and our north London rivals Tottenham, Arsenal have the benefit of playing first this weekend. Our game against Watford is on Saturday at 3 o’clock while the spuds do not face Liverpool at Anfield until the evening and Leicester host Southampton on the Sunday.
All this means that an Arsenal win cranks up the pressure on our title rivals and that might just be enough for them to falter. On the other hand, any slip ups from Arsene Wenger and the lads really lets the two teams above us off the hook and would effectively end our lingering championship hopes.
But will Arsenal take this perfect chance to pressurise and play like the Arsenal that beat the Hornets 3-0 in the league or will we see the limp Arsenal that were knocked out of the FA cup a few weeks ago?