Pep a blessing in disguise? How do Arsenal break Southampton? by KM
Hello everybody! This transfer window didn’t disappoint! By far the biggest transfer is Pep moving to Manchester City. This puts a new perspective on the League. Next season will be quite a different story from this one. So how does that affect us?
Well, you might assume that Man City is our main title contender, although Leicester and Spurs are really doing a good job. But the fact that so early Pellegrini knows he’ll be out? It’s a double edged sword. He will no doubt try to put a landmark before he leaves, but in the mind of the players Pep definitely plays a part.
Do they raise their form to another level to impress their new manager? Or will they be saving themselves for next season? I know when I left my job I had it in my mind. You do what you have to, but there’s always that thought that it’ll end soon.
We need to step on the gas. Next year is when Klopp will be making his mark at Liverpool. You won’t be surprised to see new managers at Man United and Chelsea too, plus millions of pounds spent in the summer. We will again be stuck with Arsene, but a new challenge will be on the horizon.
Will Pep dominate the league? He’ll once again be equipped with the best squad, but this league is not a one or two man show like Spain and Germany. I am a bit sad we missed out on two great managers, but until they settle in, we need to pounce.
We face Southampton, who arrive in good form with three straight wins paired by clean sheets. We struggle against their style. They’ll want to keep it tight and make us angry. Their coach is doing a superb job there.
I’d like to see us open the score and put pressure on them. We should be fresh from resting some key players. We’ll likely see Alexis start, Le Coq maybe too? This is a huge mental test. We have a favourable fixture list, we also have squad depth.
The problem is if we will step up to the challenge and deliver? Last year our February – April form saved our 3rd place finish. If we can repeat that consistency we will be challengers at the end. Last round I was sure we’d win, but with Arsenal you really never know.
Hopefully we’ll lay foundations on a good run tomorrow. Enjoy.