Arsenal fought their way past a spirited Swansea side on Saturday as they ended October with a win.
Sam Clucas’ early goal was cancelled out by goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey, with the Gunners able to show their own fighting spirit by battling back from a goal down to win 2-1.
The victory means they move onto 19 points, three clear of Liverpool in sixth and just a point behind Tottenham in third. It is incredible to think they were in an apparent crisis a few weeks ago.
The London side will now have aspirations of chasing down and leapfrogging Tottenham, with Manchester United their most attainable target after that, with Manchester City out in front and looking unstoppable.
Indeed, City could have been even better if Arsenal had let Alexis Sanchez leave in the summer. The current leaders came in with a number of bids for the Chilean, with each being rejected. Rumours were that Pep Guardiola would return for the star, but a surprise name has cropped up in the race to sign him.
According to The Sun, struggling Everton are willing to make him a huge offer, with owner Farhad Moshiri keen to bring the services of the forward to Goodison Park.
Everton are reportedly willing to pay £30 million for the star in January, with Arsenal now having the conundrum of whether they should cash in on him in January, or keep him at the club for the season and let him leave for free in the summer.