There is not great deal of positive thinking among the Arsenal fans at the moment. After a brilliant October saw the Gunners become the first team in ages to beat the brilliant Bayern Munich of Pep Guardiola and climb to the top of the Premier League table, November was almost the complete opposite.
Just two Premier League points came from the month and the injury list has now doubled to 10 players, so it is understandable that there is a fair bit of doom and gloom around north London. Arsene Wenger, though, has found a few positives for Arsenal to take from the away match at Norwich City.
The Frenchman has spoken to Arsenal Player about the game and while he accepts that it was a disappointing result, Wenger gave plenty of credit to the home team and their efforts and suggested that we should be quite pleased with a point as it could have been a lot worse.
He also pointed out that the players have had a lot on their plates without much rest recently so we should be fresher for the next game against Sunderland with no midweek action in between. And he also pointed out that despite all our problems during November, Arsenal are less than a win off the top of the EPL table.
The Frenchman said, “It looks to me like a fair result. The frustration is that we were 1-0 up and conceded a soft goal.
“Overall we had to dig deep. We were a bit jaded physically and did not have our usual sharpness in the final third. On top of that we lost Alexis, Koscielny and we had Cazorla playing on one leg in the second half.
“Overall it was a difficult game but at least we didn’t lose it. That’s the positive of the day. The negative of course is that we dropped two points.
“Norwich were physically outstanding, well-organised and waited for us in the final third. We felt many times that we had a lot of possession but couldn’t get in there enough because we were not sharp enough physically.
“What is important is that, when you’ve gone through a bad spell like us drawing against Tottenham, losing away to West Brom and drawing against Norwich, is that you are still close to the top. That is something that I would say is positive.”
What do think of Wenger’s take on things?