You might say that I am being a bit premature in saying that Arsenal’s challenge for the Premier League title is over for the current season, but how many of you Gooners out there really believe we can win it? Top four is looking tough right now and Man City continue to look a cut above the rest, so after the disappointing loss at Watford on Saturday, the chances of the Gunners beating Pep Guardiola’s football machine look pretty slim.
I sometimes find it hard to muster up anything positive to say about our club, with Arsenal sometimes even pushing me to the point where I do not look forward to seeing them play, so perhaps we can imagine howe the players must feel the same way at times.
As well as Arsenal having to cope with two games in less than three days because of our failure to qualify for the Champions League meaning we play on Thursday nights in the Europa League before almost always getting handed an away game in the Premier League on a Sunday, Arsene Wenger has a growing injury list to worry about.
Arsenal are set to travel to Serbia on Thursday for their third group game of the Europa League, as they look to uphold their 100% record in the competition this term. Zvezda are in top form in their domestic league, winning 10 of their 12 matches thus far, and remain unbeaten in the group at present. Arsenal are not enjoying such a flourishing campaign domestically, but with two wins from two they will be keen to keep up their run in Europe, and all three points today would all-but seal their place in the knock-out stages of the competition.
In order for Arsenal to beat Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday you would think that we would have to improve in quite a few areas, even though the Toffees are on a terrible run of form and lacking in confidence with Ronald Koeman one of the few Premier League managers under more pressure than our own Arsene Wenger.
Emile Heskey has claimed that Arsenal need a ‘massive’ overhaul next summer, adding that he doesn’t see them making the top four this term.
The Gunners succumbed to their third defeat in eight Premier League outings this term, when losing to Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, falling to a disappointing nine points off the top of the table at this early stage in the competition.
First of all I have to say before I go on to talk about this rumour concerning the Arsenal and Germany midfield star Mesut Ozil and our manager Arsene Wenger that it does not come from a named source but rather that old press favourite ‘sources at Arsenal’ so we have to realise that it may not actually be true.
Yes I know that it might be a little bit petty and small minded for Arsenal fans to take some pleasure from the suffering of others, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a former player who showed our club no love or respect when forcing his transfer to our Premier League rivals Liverpool during the summer transfer window, so that makes him fair game in my book.