Well, well, well. Has that made things interesting? I mean, considering Jose is putting his eggs pretty much in the basket labelled Europa League, United's win at Old Trafford has to go down as a bit of a shock...
In 50 years time, this debacle might be looked at as what ultimately tarnished a legacy, and it's sad to think that. But if Wenger opts to stay, it could get worse, such is the level of anger at the club's apparent stagnation, and decline this season.
Each week makes it look more likely that the top six will end in their current shape meaning doom and gloom for Arsene. At the bottom, it feels like Swansea and Hull City will play their own version of pass the parcel with that remaining relegation spot. It is too close to call, as ever.
Well, if the reward for international football is a bumper week of Premier League football then I apologise to international football for all the rude things I have called it recently. What a week of action we've had, with some twists and turns, some slap and tickle, and some expert displays of boosting footballers' confidence in public!
Whoa, whoa, whoa Chelsea. What's that all about, hey? We've already wrapped up this Premier League title thank you very much. The bookmakers have (pro...
If Bournemouth and Wilshere can continue to demonstrate it's success, then it's highly plausible that many clubs will reconsider how they run their training sessions, as the focus shifts away from collective fitness and more onto improving each individual's tolerance.
20 years of Arsene Wenger, 20 years of almost unrivalled consistency for Arsenal in a world that is fast becoming unrecognisable from what it was back in May 1997 at a time when the Gunners last failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Let's start in an unexpected way today. Just imagine how bad Sunderland against Burnley must have been to watch. 0-0 must have been the most guaranteed result of the day. It's nice to see Jermain Defoe back in the England squad though, if only as a reward for putting up with only being passed the ball about 25 times this season.
It was a funny old weekend of football. Premier League matches alongside some juicy FA Cup Quarter Finals always dilute the attention and I am not sure we are any the wiser as a result. Mind you, it would take more than a game of football to make me wise, that is for sure.
Shaw's mistake may have had no greater agenda - and on the surface appears to be a fun publicity stunt - but anything that brings the integrity of sport into question must be stamped out. Sutton brought in a PR and Communications agency to help them after they were drawn against Arsenal - but having secured Sun Bets as a sponsor, everyone at the club should have been reminded of the rules surrounding gambling.
The Gunners must make Ozil available for transfer this summer and accept the highest bid because they could easily find an equally talented replacement, more than just an individual who only performs when the pressure is off, one with an attitude more like Sanchez. Mesut Ozil has had his day in an Arsenal shirt, ultimately underwhelming, but the club cannot afford not to build the future around Alexis Sanchez.
Wenger may have lost his winning mentality, but he is by no means deluded or clueless as some have stated. He is by far one of the smartest men in football and whilst Arsenal fans reserve the right to protest, the team's manager does not deserve to be so regularly insulted by those he has served so loyally for two decades.
It really is a lot tighter than many believe, and it's only going to get more intense over the coming weeks. Two of the top six will now be facing each other in every match round until the middle of March, so make no mistake about it; this league is literally anybody's to go out there and snatch.
Giroud has had a reputation among many as a lumbering, cumbersome, but mildly useful target man, who occasionally offers something different in attack. The reality is, though, that he has been far more than that. The Frenchman has been a generally consistent and reliable performer since he made the move to London from Montpellier in 2012, but the main problem is that he has had to do it alone.
So Manchester United were a matter of minutes plus a Michael Carrick ice-cream away from a terrible end to 2016. But on the birthday of Sir Alex Unit...
Goals! Goals everywhere! Well, on Saturday anyway. Watford and Everton showed Manchester City the way forward, the way forward being how to defend ...