Arsenal still have a lot to prove by DN
I am not trying to be too negative about Arsenal here, but just as many Arsenal fans reacted very badly and it was all doom and gloom after West Ham shocked the Gunners in the opening Premier League game, I think it is a bit too soon to be saying that our problems are over.
Yes we played well and dominated Stoke City on Saturday and both of the centre forwards scored. But we always beat Stoke at the Emirates and for the amount of chances that the team created, there is still something to worry about that we didn´t rack up a huge score.
In fact, up until Giroud heaed home Cazorla´s free kick in the 85th minute, Arsenal were just one goal to the good and the nerves had been creeping in. A slightly better Stoke might have taken advantage and imagine how we would all be feeling if they had grabbed an unlikely draw.
There are still some very real issues for Wenger and the players to put to bed in my opinion, and not just in the striking positions. Is Mesut Ozil really doing enough with all that talent we know he has? Is Ramsey going to keep the right side role that either Walcott or Chamberlain is more suited to? Can we afford to rest Coquelin or will the boss keep playing him until he picks up an injury or burns out? Are the second choice defenders really good enough? And unless Man City hit some big problems, we will need to be at our best to challenge them.
I am not saying that Arsenal cannot win the Premier League or that these issues are definitely a problem, but I do think that the club still has a lot to do to convince me that they are not. How about you?