Given Man Utd and Man Citeh’s results on Saturday these three points were essential and put Arsenal into second place, two points behind the leaders. The following game between Chelsea and Sunderland was due to return Chelsea to a five point lead but, as someone once said “football is a funny old game” and Chelsea’s perceived impregnability at home was shattered by three Sunderland goals.
It goes to show that if a bad result is followed by a win the three points can have a radical effect on league positions.
Next league game is against Sp*rs and, as it’s an early kick off, it gives us an opportunity to put pressure on the two point leaders who play away at Birmingham.
Maybe November will not be our usual graveyard of broken dreams? At 2.30 on Saturday we will know a bit more and at 4.45 we should know a lot more.