After a disappointing result last weekend at Anfield, it was Mikel Arteta’s priority to keep the momentum up and maintain a 6 point gap after City destroyed Leicester City yesterday evening. After West Ham’s 5-1 defeat to Newcastle last time out at London Stadium, there were High Hopes that 3 points would be more than achievable but to no avail there was Panic At The Disco.
Arsenal started off well with some beautiful passing to ease Gabby J onto the scoresheet once again as well as some Golden Balls created by Gabriel Martinelli to pick out The King of The North Martin Ødegaard to seal his 11th Symphony of the league. This is The Arsenal Way. Being 2-0 up, The Gunners believed nothing could possibly go wrong but The Hammers looked to jog their memory when they capitalised on an Arsenal mistake which led to a West Ham penalty. Shades of the game at Anfield were reoccurring and Benrahma increased that when he placed it in the back of the net. With a goal back, The Hammers had Arsenal on the Run To The Hills.
This was a firm reminder for Arsenal, if they wanted to sit on The Iron Throne, they had to play The Game of Thrones effectively. Today’s game showed this was not the case as Arsenal’s form continued to drop and eventually, The Irons got The Number of The Beast when Jarrod Bowen equalised. The Chase was on and for Arsenal this game could be the Tipping Point for the league.
Arsenal Write Sins, Not Tragedies. Southampton next Friday and City the following Wednesday. The time is now if Arsenal want to keep their dreams alive.