After last night’s extremely entertaining (but deeply unsatisfying) Arsenal draw at Bournemouth, we now have to endure tonight a match between our most hated rivals, Tottenham and Chelsea.
The runaway League leaders Chelsea are 8 points ahead of us, and 5 ahead of Liverpool in second place, but a win tonight will mean that it is virtually impossible for Arsenal to catch up against an 11 point lead.
But even worse, Tottenham are just 2 points behind us, and will leapfrog us into 4th place if they managed to take all three points off the Blues this evening. That will be extremely hard to take as the dogfight for the Champions League places is becoming extremely tight, with the hated Mourinho creeping up and just 2 points behind us as well.
If we simply accept that Chelsea are definitely going to end up Champions then we should be cheering them on and make sure we stay ahead of Tottenham, but if we are still harbouring hopes of catching Conte’s team, then we should be cheering on the Spuds!
It’s not a good dilemma, and if you want to take advice from Thierry Henry, he said when asked if he would be supporting Tottenham: “I won’t be! But maybe they [the Arsenal players] will be. That would be too much for me!”
So maybe we should just hope for a draw, even though that will leave the Spuds just one point behind us and full of confidence?
So let’s find out what the majority of Arsenal fans think, shall we. Pick one result in the poll below….
What do you want to see in tonights game?
- Tottenham win (56%, 354 Votes)
- Neither win! Draw.. (23%, 143 Votes)
- Chelsea win (21%, 135 Votes)
Total Voters: 632