Even though it means that Arsenal fans will not get to spend all week clicking on to the full Premier League table to see our club right on top of the tree, I am finding it hard to be unhappy at the result of last night’s Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea.
What the Foxes have done this season is brilliant and most football fans appreciate it, as long as they do falter at some point and let the Gunners move into our rightful position on top of course. The pain that Jose Mourinho and the knuckle dragging Chelsea fans are going through is very sweet and it could not have happened to a nicer bunch.
So why do I say that Arsenal are the best team in the league when it is Leicester who are top? Well a few reasons really. One is that Arsene Wenger has had to cope with a number of players, and key players at that, being ruled out with injury. Walcott and Ramsey have just showed everyone what Arsenal have been missing. How well would Leicester cop without Vardy or Mahrez I wonder?
Here is another little nugget for you. Just one team has come up against Leicester and got the better of them this season. Yes that’s right, it was Arsenal and we didn’t just edge past them, we beat them 5-2. Arsenal have lost three times but they were all down to bad luck, especially the travesty at Chelsea with that biased idiot of a ref in charge.
We do have the best goal difference in the league and that is usually a very good indicator of the best team with the right balance of attacking and defensive strength. And a final bit of proof to back up my theory is available on the stats website Squawka.com where there is a table showing the figures of the Premier League clubs compiled from all sorts of stats and showing the three categories of defence, attack and possession as well as a total.
Not only are the Gunners on top of this table, we are absolutely bossing it with our total score of 5,273 way ahead of second place Man City’s 4,087 and nearly twice that of Man United’s 2.997. So everything is pointing to Arsenal being the best team in the league, but will we end up with the EPL trophy to prove it?