Arsenal vs Manchester City: Early days, but Arsenal can’t keep dropping points at home by SE
Arsenal against Manchester City has become one of the top clashes in the Premier League. And Saturday’s meeting at the Emirates was indicative of what we’ve come to expect from these two beautiful Footballing sides in recent times. It ended 2-2 but, until the final whistle, both teams were in with a chance of nicking a winner from somewhere. However, Arsenal, being the home side, will rue dropping two vital points at home.
Although much is made of home advantage – and the subsequent urge to harness it – there is going to be the odd game that you fail to win. Arsenal endured an indifferent time of it at the Emirates last season, in which they picked up 46 from a possible 57 points in the Premiership alone. Picking up a point and avoiding defeat against fellow title contenders is not that bad a consequence, after all, even if you’re the home side. But, in my opinion, Arsenal can’t continue in the same vein this season, as like last season.
Manchester City’s game is the only draw this season, in addition to the opening day victory over Crystal Palace at home; but, with other Premier League heavyweights in Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton to visit, Arsenal need to raise their game and get those 3 points, more often than not.
The Premier League is so competitive that the away fixtures – irrespective of the opponents – are going to be a difficult proposition, which is the reason you got to make the most of home advantage and win these games if we are to keep pace at the top of the table.
Arsenal will have to be consistent and get back to winning ways, after the opening day victory over the Eagles. More importantly, however, they got to win at home and stem this procession of garnering a solitary point, especially against the fellow title contenders.