No is the answer from Charlie Nicholas when asked by Sky Sports although he does believe Arsenal will be the closest title challenger to Chelsea this season.

When the full time whistle blew on Saturday, Arsenal fans were starting to believe they may have an outside shot at the title. As the gap closed to 4 points, there was a new found optimism although fans did want to keep this on this low.

However, Chelsea who had two games in hand at the time still had the advantage but it’s better to have points in the bag at his stage of the season, that believe got stronger when Chelsea were pegged back after being 2-0 up. Were they going to drop points at Hull ultimately not as Remy went and scored the winner but one thing was for sure Chelsea did not look convincing.

Can we just play West Ham every week? It's hilarious to think that Big Sam once thought that his teams were Wenger's bogey opponents.

Now, the only bogey is the one dripping from Sam's nose as he cries while looking at West Ham's recent record against us.

Playing West Ham of late has been like Christmas come early with Big Sam playing the role of a beer drinking, foul mouthed Santa slipping 3 points under the Arsenal Xmas tree. Big Sam in a Santa suit. What a sight that would be.

Arsene Wenger was previously known to not adopt carrot and stick approach with his players, but he must now be aware of the fact that his days with the Emirates Stadium club are numbered.

Tides have changed lately as he now seems eager to end his managerial career on a high note, having signed Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in successive summers. His new approach has, indeed, worked wonders as the Gunners are now set to visit Wembley besides staying in contention for Champions League next season.

Since the days of Arsenal icons Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva, Arsenal fans have been crying out for a midfield general to give stability to the team. Despite seeing a whole host of talent learn their trade at the Emirates from Cesc Fabregas to current players such as Santi Cazorla, Wenger has struggled to keep the balance in Arsenal’s midfield.

A classic tie at Old Trafford gives a chance for Arsenal to end a terrible run against an old enemy in Manchester United.

A night to forget against Monaco has put real pressure on the Gunners to keep silverware a possibility in what has been a stop start season by all accounts.

Different Game to City

The Gunners will take heart from their latest trip to the North West, with many claiming Arsenal had turned a corner, dispelling their reputation as a team who can’t deliver on the big stage as they recorded a hugely impressive and comfortable 2-0 win over the champions Manchester City.

However, defeats have followed in arguably bigger games against Tottenham and Monaco, where Arsenal had gone in as favourites and failed to deliver when it really mattered and was expected of them.