So Manchester United were a matter of minutes plus a Michael Carrick ice-cream away from a terrible end to 2016. But on the
All the best young players go to the richest clubs, which is where they have fewer chances to develop, he pointed out.
It was evident against West Ham, with some sublime moves crafted out with consummate ease by the two. Sanchez's movement off the ball and his typically dogged harrying of defenders, proved to be a constant thorn in the side of the Hammers.
Arsene Wenger will have left Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with mixed feelings after his side snatched a late draw. Arsenal's performance was peculiar to say the least. Having headed into the match as slight favourites, they struggled for any fluency and looked bereft of ideas for much of the game.
Arsenal have an amazing foundation and some world class talent that we haven't seen since the Thierry Henry days. Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and the excellent upcoming talent of Hector Bellerin gives the North Londoners enough quality to challenge for the title every season, but Wenger should work with the fans instead of against them to weld the squad into one capable of lifting the title one last time before he calls it a day.
Unless there is a seismic change at the Emirates in the summer - and that looks unlikely as things stand - then Arsenal fans should probably gear up for another season or two of being good, but not quite good enough. Hardly an inspiring message, but maybe that's fitting. Arsenal haven't exactly been an inspiring team of late.
If Arsenal can come roaring back past Spurs and Leicester and claim their rightful place at the top of the table by the end of the season, then normality can be restored. Leicester will fade. Spurs will continued to be Spurs. Things will go back to normal.
No wins in November. One win in January, before a run of four games without tasting triumph. The team have been shooting themselves in the foot for so long that any slip-up really does look like it rips the heart out of the side. It just screams 'here we go again'. How can anyone believe Arsenal can win the Premier League if they don't seem to truly believe it themselves?
Arsene Wenger saluted Arsenal for emerging from another Britannia Stadium battle with a point that lifted them back to the
Arsenal have completed the signing Mohamed Elneny from Basel to bolster their depleted midfield. Arsene Wenger confirmed