Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking up with interest when a smart remark from one of our Tottenham Hotspur faithful is less than neighbourly following the North London derby this weekend.
The Gunners managed to scrape a point from the thrilling encounter and whilst we cannot help but admit that at least they kept some of their pride, they simply have to be doing better against the likes of Spurs – especially at home – if they want to lift the Premier League title.
The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are unrelenting in their quest for three points week in, week out yet Arsene Wenger seems content bumbling along until a result falls into his lap.
As our regulars note over the pool table, the Premier League is stronger than ever and despite a terrible start, you can never really count Manchester United out of the top four while Liverpool are determined to consolidate their status, having appeared back in the Champions League this term.
With that in mind, we have put together a list of five reasons as to why fourth place is the best Arsene Wenger and his men can hope for this season.