Although the bookies still have Chelsea and Manchester United ahead of Arsenal in the market to win this season’s Premier League, I personally believe that Arsene Wenger’s men should now be considered the favourites.
The 3-1 at home to Burnley yesterday wasn’t great, however that win now leaves Arsenal just two points behind Manchester United and level on points with Chelsea, who, admittedly, have a game in hand.
This time last month, many, including myself thought Arsenal’s title bid was over for another season following back-to-back defeats against their two main title rivals. What a difference a few wins makes, eh?
Much has been said in recent days and weeks about Arsenal having the easier run-in of the top 3. I suppose all Premier League games these days are potential slip-ups, however you would have to say that the trip to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham and the visit of Manchester City are the only really tricky fixtures they have between now and the end of the season.
I reckon the only thing stopping Arsenal from winning their first title in six years is the fitness of Cesc Fabregas. The Spanish midfielder limped off with a hamstring strain just after the half-hour mark in yesterday’s victory and I personally believe the longer he is sidelined for, the less chance Arsenal have of lifting the trophy in May.