Although I and every other Arsenal fan will be hoping for all of our main Premier League rivals to drop points over the next couple of days, a look at the fixtures and a dose of realism suggests that Chelsea will beat Stoke, Man United will beat Middlesborough and Tottenham will beat Watford.
At least the other two, Liverpool and Man City, are facing each other at Anfield later today and so both cannot take maximum points. With both currently ahead of the Gunners, Klopp’s team by three points and Guardiola’s by two, it would be ideal for Arsenal if this match was drawn.
If not, though, I reckon we should be hoping for an away win for Man City. That is because I am more worried about Liverpool going on the sort of run that saw them so nearly claim the title a few years ago under Brendan Rogers. Just like this season, they had no European football to contend with that year and I do not think it is a coincidence that both Liverpool and Chelsea are looking stronger this season without those midweek games.
The scousers are already in good form and you can tell from the interview in the Daily Telegraph with their captain Jordan Henderson that there is a good feeling at the club and so we could do without them getting the confidence boost of beating Man City today.
So let’s hope for a draw that does not help either side too much, shall we? But if there is to be a winner, do you agree that for Arsenal it would be better if it was City?