Any Arsenal fan will tell you the league title is long overdue at the Emirates and after
consecutive FA Cup triumphs this was touted to be the season it would finally happen
All was well, maybe even great, Mesut Ozil was producing assist after assist, Petr Cech tirelessly producing match-winning saves
Up until a few weeks ago, when Arsenal had lost their cutting edge ahead of goal.
Much like seasons recently passed, the title challenge was crumbling right on cue with the
resurgence of Tottenham and Leicester City' s continued good form
It really seemed like it was slipping away, the one opportunity some described as Arsenal's for the taking considering the incredibly lacklustre performances of the other traditional heavyweights
This was all before the giant-slaying Foxes went to the Emirates and lost.
Whilst Danny Welbeck's last minute winner only served to move Arsenal within two points of
the league leaders, the Gunners now have a significant psychological advantage over their
fellow challengers as the pressure of being so near glory mounts ever higher
The nature of the defeat for Leicester doubtlessly dents their confidence significantly as they worked incredibly hard to get something from the match
Doubts could be starting to creep in.
Manchester City also fell further away from the title sprint via a defeat at the hands of
Tottenham who are probably a less lethal rival as far as the title run-in is concerned
The two still have to play each other but it is Spurs who have the tougher fixtures going into the last dozen games.
Arsenal will probably be feeling they are back in control now and this probably is as good a chance as any to finally win the title after what seems like an eternity for the Gunners but then again it cannot be forgotten that they tend to slip up just when it matters.
Source : DSG