Next two games will be a reality check for Arsenal. by Konstantin Mitov
Hello fellow lovely Gooners! I think most of us are not really that excited for the Europa League, and probably won’t be unless we reach at least the 1/4 finals, so I’d rather not spend time on what our reserve players did, as there will be enough talks on Walcott, Wilshere and co but I’d rather focus on what’s coming up next.
Manchester City is a team that is so full of attacking talent it’s scary really. When you have Aguero and he’s not a regular starter, it’s really something. I just can’t imagine a way they won’t score goals against us, and the sad thing is I think they will score a lot. It could be another hammering like Liverpool away.
We’re terrible away from home so far, only winning at Everton, who aren’t really a sizable opposition at this point of time and we got one point at the Bridge, but Chelsea aren’t really having a blast at their title defence either so it’s really hard to see how we will get a result. Wenger’s record against Guardiola isn’t great either.
The biggest problem will be the difference in confidence with one team blowing teams away for fun and another dropping heads as soon as a goal is conceded. Despite the standard Wenger false talks of how everything is great and a parody of an AGM that showed just how little the owner and the board care about the club apart from making money, things at the club reach a new low every day.
Both our best players are 99% gone whether in the summer or winter who knows? We keep playing players like Xhaka who make constant mistakes every game, with no intention to drop them. We play a leaky defence and then we put on a midfield that doesn’t care about helping it.
But can we hurt City? Sure we can. Ozil, Lacazette and Sanchez, if all play with desire, can cause problems, and if the Citizens have a weak point, it’s their defence, so if we manage to pull out a solid tactical play, there’s a chance, but I doubt this.
I think we could get destroyed and afterwards, there’s Tottenham who just beat Real Madrid and despite of their form, they still are Spain and Europe’s Champions. The empty seats already tell a story, but this should be a reminder of how long backwards have Arsenal gone in recent times and the next 2 games will cement this statement.