It is still early days in the season for Arsenal, but unless the Gunners start to get into gear, like starting at Aston Villa this weekend, then the fans really can start to worry. If we don’t somehow produce a match winning performance at Villa Park then it will have been a truly awful start to the season.
Just one win grabbed in the last minute in the opening day against Crystal Palace will see Arsenal way off the pace and playing catch up already and we do not look like a team that is going to catch a cold at the moment. The fight and determination that we showed against Everton, Leicester and Man City was encouraging but we could have lost all three.
We are badly missing that sharp attacking play that saw us blow most of the lower teams away last season, confidence is low and we face a trip to a buoyant and well rested Villa after a tiring away night in Germany. However, Arsenal have shown many times in recent years that we can bounce back from a poor game or bad run of results, so I am not writing us off just yet.
This time next week the Gunners could be out of the league cup and facing Tottenham, Galatasaray and Chelsea in the next three games and the season could be heading down the toilet before it has got going. So come on Arsenal, pull your bloody socks up!!