Arsenal’s Black November opened on solid point, with a disappointing performance

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You can look at this games in terms of the title and our typical November, and be pleased with a point but not joyous, or you can look at the state of Spurs today, add in the context of a midweek CL game for them against a hard team and be pretty disappointed we didn’t put them away.

I’ll take the point, November is a black month and the stat we’ve been bemoaning all month is our average points total come the end (see table above). We need to take 8 to have a 20% improvement on our usual and I’d say a draw against United with wins at Bournemouth and Southampton would be a very good haul for the month. Anything more would be excellent.