It’s being referred to as one of the games of the season, but for many Arsenal supporters the result at Upton Park was the easiest way to sum up our season.
The Gunners started the game in the best possible way, working on the break and scaring the home fans early on with some intricate build-play in and around the area.
But despite the two goal cushion, Arsene Wenger’s side failed to cement any sort of message to their title rivals after conceding twice just before the half-time break.
Andy Carroll went on to remind Roy Hodgson he’s still around by completing his hat-trick shortly after the restart and rendering any chance of Arsenal taking home all three points.
In a last ditch attempt to seal any sort of title push, Wenger shuffled his formation around to leave just one recognised midfielder in Aaron Ramsey to take care of starting the attacks.
They got their goal through an unlikely source in Laurent Koscielny, but for the final third of this game it was a stunning resemblance to a season that has dampened any support for Wenger.
Fresh Arsenal’s Curtis Goff has picked out three of the main talking points from Saturday’s results, and questions what this means for the remainder of the season.
1 – Get Out And Buy Your Leicester Shirt
To an extent I’m actually rather glad we didn’t get the three points, because hopefully now it will end all speculation of us still being able to win the title by some of our more ludicrous fans.
There was never going to be a fairytale ending for the Gunners and whatever happens in this weekends results that factor will remain the same, no matter how many pundits offer their opinion.
The target is now to overhaul our bitter rivals in Tottenham Hotspur, because as much as I’ve liked their style this year I can’t be dealing with a summer of that infernal whining.
That is now a good test to see what it means for these players to finish above Spurs, and although third place looks to be in the bag every single man in a red shirt should want a strong finish.
In my eyes there is no stopping Leicester, they’ve answered every question thrown at them so far and there’s no reason to suggest why they’ll dramatically slip up over the next few weeks.
However, whilst it’s all well and good finishing above our North London neighbours, that still doesn’t escape the overwhelming meeting Arsene Wenger will have to have at the end of this campaign.
He somehow has to explain how in a season where all of the top dogs have fallen off the pace this squad still can’t lift the trophy that has eluded them for 12 years now.
It’s also vitally important to maintain a strong end to the campaign because this will be a huge transfer window in what I imagine will be Wenger’s last summer with the club.
He will want to ensure this side are in the best shape to challenge in all competitions next year, and more importantly leave his replacement with a good core set of players to work with.
Whether you want to believe it or not, Leicester City are going to win this league title so let’s just have faith in it not being that other club in North London…