Well that was a lot easier for Arsenal than I expected, although to be fair to them, Hull City were just as driven and determined as they could be. But the Gunners were just on another level and took all three points fairly comfortably.
The win took Arsenal level on points with Man City and even though Pellegrini´s team have a slightly better goal difference, plus 35 compared to our own 33, it looks to have put us in pole position to finish in second place and confirm the EPL improvement we have been talking about in the second half of the season. Man United are now five points behind while we have an extra game so their challenge looks over.
Man City have QPR at home next before an away game with Swansea and Southampton at home on the final day. They have not exactly been convincing but may well still win those three games, but Arsenal are looking in unstoppable form. Our performances are looking so assured and fluent that I would expect us to win our next game at Swansea well.
We finish the season with home games against Sunderland and West Brom so unless something goes strangely wrong, Arsene Wenger just needs to avoid defeat at Old Trafford next weekend to make sure that second spot is ours and I am confident that we can do that, especially as United´s bubble seems to have burst.
Even if United do manage another jammy win, I think we have a good chance to overtake the goal difference of City in our other three games. Do you think that brilliant win over Hull has ensured that Arsenal will be runners up this year?