Cundy: Despite Leicester win I’m still not convinced by Arsenal

Danny Welbeck blew the title race wide open yesterday with a 95th minute winner agains league leaders Leicester, Spurs then rounded off a crazy day at the top of the table, beating Man City at the Etihad.

The results mean that just two points separate second The Foxes and secind place Spurs, whilst Arsenal are 3rd behind Spurs on goal difference.

As the title race enters it’s final stage, everyone has a different opinion on who will be named champions come May.

Some are allowing themselves to believe that Leicester’s underdog story will have a happy ending, their run of fixtures suggest that they can do it too.

Arsenal have the quality, and their win over Leicester has really catapulted them back into the thick of things even if they still face tough trips to Old Trafford, White Hart Lane and The Etihad.

And Spurs are relentlessly chugging ahead like a freight train. Like Leicester many expected them to fall away but they look solid and assured, inspired by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

We spoke to Football Fanzone’s Jason Cundy on the state of affairs at the top of the table and who will end up taking the title from his beloved Chelsea at the end of the season:

I thought Leicester were excellent up until the red card, you have to wonder what went through Danny Simpson’s head as his dismissal cost his side the game. Arsenal are the worst side to get a man sent off against, and they made their advantage count, keeping Claudio Ranieri’s side on the back foot then scoring twice to earn all 3 points.

Danny Welbeck got Arsenal out of jail with his last ditch goal but despite the win I’m not convinced by Arsenal. They may have had chances but didn’t really trouble Leicester until after the red.

Leicester can take heart from the loss, and I don’t think it will derail their season especially given the fashion of the defeat. They weren’t battered, and they more than matched Arsenal when it was 11 vs 11.

Kante is a phenomenal player and really shone yesterday. He seems to have the energy of 3 men, I think he makes any side in the league better and will continue to be a difference maker for Leicester as they chase the title.

Whilst I’m not totally convinced by Arsenal, I am convinced by Spurs and their win over Man City speaks volumes of how far Pochettino has brought them. They are truly title contenders and at a push I’d say I fancy them ahead of Arsenal going on form and performances.

City have pretty much written off their title chances with back to back home defeats against title rivals. They now have 7 defeats and I think I am right in saying no team has ever won the title with that many defeats. Things haven’t seemed to click for them since their awesome start; perhaps Guardiola is the change needed?

Leicester are my favourites and are the team I and most neutrals want to win. Whilst Tottenham and Arsenal are both preoccupied with the FA Cup and Europe, Leicester will be able to focus on the league. Some think that the lack of games will aid them in their quest for a first Premier League and whilst this may not be the case, it may prove a factor come May.


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