Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane feels that Arsenal not winning the league at this stage of the season would be a "disaster."
For the second time in a week, the league leaders blew a two-goal lead. Arsenal were 2-0 up against West Ham with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard.
The turning point in the game came when Buyako Saka missed a second-half penalty to make it 3-1
West Ham hit back with Said Benrahma's penalty and the turning point in the game came when Buyako Saka missed a second-half penalty to make it 3-1
West Ham drew level from a superb Jarrod Bowen volley soon after.
The game ended 2-2 with Arsenal fans dejected.
Manchester City are four points behind Arsenal, but they have a game in hand, and Arteta's troops have to travel to the Etihad at the end of the month.
Many people now feel that City will go on to win the league ahead of Arsenal.
Speaking after the game, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville doesn't believe that Arsenal finishing second to City would be a bad season.
"If you said Arsenal would be challenging for the title at the start of the season, they would snap your hand off, wouldn't they? Arsenal finishing second would still be an unbelievable season. They've gone from fifth. They've got young players. I'm not saying they won't be disappointed and heartbroken by it," said Neville.
🗣️ "Arsenal finishing second would still be an unbelievable season"
🗣️ "Not it wouldn't! You're in CUCKOO LAND!"
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Keane, on the other hand, didn't agree with his former teammate.
"It wouldn't be an unbelievable season. No chance. Second wouldn't be a successful season. They're out of all the cup competitions," added the Cork man.
"The recruitment was good; they had a good start to the season. They were 2-0 up last week; they were 2-0 up again today, so these are huge moments.
"If they don't go on to win the league, it's a huge disappointment. Arsenal have no distractions. They looked tired at the end [at West Ham]; they were hanging in there against Liverpool last week. That's not a great message to say they're up for the fight and they're enjoying it. It's obviously playing tricks in their heads.
"In the last week or two, Arsenal has lacked composure, particularly when they've got into winning positions. They could still go on to win it because they're in a fantastic position if they can just keep their heads and have a bit of composure, but the question was if they were to finish second, it's a disappointment for Arsenal.
"Arsenal have made sacrifices by playing weaker teams in the cup competitions, so this has been their whole focus."
Arsenal's next game is against Southampton this coming Friday.