With Leicester still managing to stay top of the table, five points clear of Spurs, after a dangerous flirtation with relegation and a winning streak that kept them up, it is easy to see the importance of momentum.
Arsenal gained some momentum last season by winning the FA Cup, but ultimately it has petered out. Silverware is out of the question, although mathematically possible if Spurs and Leicester slip up ‘big time’ and Arsenal hit the winning formula again.
Interestingly, if Arsenal win their game in hand tonight they’d only be 5 points behind Spurs. Logic says they have nearly as much chance of catching Spurs as Tottenham have of winning the league.
However, momentum speaks volumes. Nobody is tipping Arsenal to finish above Spurs this season and one more poor result will prove the doubters right.
PS Don’t forget Brendan Rogers’ Liverpool ended up as a flash in the pan. Will that happen to Leicester and/or Spurs?