So Arsenal are very midtable after just two games, and we have the usually daunting task of going to Anfield on Sunday, with still too many transfer uncertainties affecting the team. Of course the Ox and Ozil are a distraction but the biggest concern is the outcome of the Alexis Sanchez saga. He has not played in our first two matches, and after listening to Arsene Wenger’s words it would seem that the Chilean is unlikely to face Liverpool either. “We’ll see how he goes through the week but he has not played for a long time,” said Wenger.
“We prepare him well. He was out with a muscular strain and we need to see if he survives the tests before he comes back.”
That just sounds like more huffery to me and I am expecting Wenger and Alexis to try and get past the deadline before the 28 year-old can either accept he is staying at Arsenal for the whole season, or for Wenger to accept that he can’t keep Alexis at the club. I thgink it will be the second but we can but wait and see and put up with the unwelcome distraction.
I would say that Wenger obviously doesn’t concern himself much with Arsenal’s opening games considering our recent awful records in August. Despite promising to have the squad ready early this summer, the opposite would appear to be true, with many makeshift defenders and hardly inspiring results against Leicester and Stoke. Judging by the comments on JustArsenal there is a hell of a lot of negativity at the moment, but Wenger doesn’t sound too concerned about it. “Let’s not go overboard, we have only lost one game,” Le Prof said after Saturday’s defeat.
“I can understand that [people think the negativity will return] but overall I believe there were a lot of positives in the game as well because we created many chances, we had great domination and unfortunately we dropped three points.”
Lots of postives? Okay I’ll let that drop for now. But if we lose to Liverpool as well after dominating possession then he expect just a touch more criticism!