I am not quite ready to write off the title hopes of Arsenal just yet. That would be stupid as the Gunners are only two points off the top and the current league leaders Man City and there is a very long way to go and plenty of time for many more twists and turns to this season.
But I cannot help but feel that Arsenal have really missed a trick over the last few weeks. The Gunners were flying high and playing brilliant and well balanced football and so we all expected to beat the spuds at the Emirates and then blow West Brom and Norwich away.
I think we needed to as well because this was a crucial period when Man City, who I still think are the biggest obstacle to us becoming champions, were missing quite a few key players like Aguero, Kompany and David Silva. And they did drop points against Man United and Aston Villa but we did not punish them and now all their big players are back.
This season, with Chelsea and Liverpool enduring slow stars and United struggling to click, looked to be the best chance for the Gunners in years. So by tripping up just when we were set to take control of the title race, have Arsenal handed the initiative back to Man City and to a lesser extent given United a way back into the race?