I am still trying to get my head around the fact that Arsenal managed once again to finish above Tottenham, even though our north London rivals seemed to have second place sewn up and were still right on the heels of the Premier League champions Leicester City just a couple of weeks ago.
I am definitely not complaining though and I will enjoy this St. Totteringham’s day more than any other but it also raises questions about why the spuds have blown it so spectacularly, just like Arsenal seem to have done in the middle stage of the season and why Leicester managed to keep going and only lose EPL matches all season.
Is this further proof to back up those of us who lay a lot of the fault for our failure on the Arsenal injury list? It was in January and February that we suffered the most but Arsene Wenger has had to do without key players like Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez for long periods and that would surely weaken any team.
Leicester have been lucky enough to have hardly any injuries but over the last month have lost Jamie Vardy, Huth and Drnkwater to disciplinary measures and they have dropped six points in the last five games. You could argue that they had nothing to play for today but at Man United they needed to win to secure the title and at West ham their draw could have really hurt.
And is it a coincidence that Tottenham have struggled in the last few games after losing key men Dele Alli and Dembele? How much worse would it have been for them if Kane had missed a couple of months with injury? There are other questions for Arsenal to answer and other theories about why we slipped so badly after the festive period but should we not give proper weight to how much bad luck Wenger and Arsenal have had on the injury front?
Do you really think that Leicester and the spuds (up to a point lol) would have done as well if they had to do without key players the same way the Gunners had to?