The thing is that OLe should see himself as a military leader fighting on two fronts (east and West).
Which is better? The Eastern front; which is protracted with victory months away (for just a buffer zone) or the Western front with valued resources (huge psychological boost; akin to Germany annexing Austria in WWII) where its troops are close to capturing.
The Eastern front is a numbers game and can be managed with patience. Chelsea is now stymied, not really a threat. Arsenal just cannot run through victoriously on the rest of games (because the mid table teams are hunting scalps now). They are akin to a deer that is shot but keeps running. If you get my drift
No disrespect to the Arsenal fans here. Raw analysis based on data presented.