Stop worrying! Arsenal are fine! by Sam P
You would think Arsenal had lost their last five games if you listened to the ranting going on in Arsenal blogs over the last few days. The fact is that we totally dominated West Brom and the rub of the green was just against us on the day. Nine out of ten times we would have won that game if we played to that quality.
Yes it was a real downer losing Francis Coquelin, but even after he went off we were still the far better team, and I am certain we will win tonight if we continue to play to that level.
Look at this line-up:
Bellerin – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Monreal
Flamini – Cazorla
Ramsey -Sanchez – Ozil
That is still a very strong starting XI and should have no problem disposing of a Zagreb side that are not pumped full of steroids!
And if Wenger wants to rotate a little, we also have the likes of Gabriel, Debuchy, Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs and Campbell ready to step in if needed. In the next week or two we should also have Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky back in the squad.
If we win and Olympiakos lose in Munich then we are back on course to qualify from our Group after our unbelievable start to out Champions League campaign. As Wenger said: “I believe that when everybody is back we have a squad to compete in both [the Premier League and Champions League]. If we go through now in the Champions League we can be very dangerous for everybody.”
So let’s stop with all the negativity and get behind the team. Our season is far from over, in fact it has hardly just begun!