I think that, if pushed, on what was best from an Arsenal point of view from the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Arsene Wenger may well have gone for a draw between Manchester United and Tottenham. But for us fans I think that our local rivals losing was even better.
I suppose that United winning moves them closer to Arsenal but they are still a massive 10 points behind and I do not think that this win will be the start of a serious assault on the EPl table’s summit, as they still look shorn of confidence and fluency and they only managed to scrape a win against the spuds.
I believe that Spurs are the most likely of the two to challenge for the title this season so them dropping three points is great for the Gunners and it leaves Pochettiono’s team seven points behind us. With Man City losing on Saturday it was already a good weekend for Arsenal and our title hopes, so the game at Old Trafford was a nice bonus.
The fun did not stop there though, because the same West Ham side that we took to pieces last weekend then managed to hold Liverpool to a draw at Anfield, so after last week’s shock defeat to Bournemouth, Klopp’s side have gone from the main challenger to Chelsea to being three points behind Arsenal.
It was so close to being a perfect weekend for us Gooners as well, with West Brom standing firm to deny Chelsea until one piece of Costa magic with 15 minutes to go gave them a narrow win. All in all though, could we really have hoped for a better set of Premier League results?