Arsenal have a kind run! by SOH
After Munich I was very much angry at the way we got beaten, but understood we were outplayed by a great team. So I put up an article directed towards Wenger and Stan and not the team, as I do believe with a fully fit squad we have a team on the edge of doing something special, but there are certain things holding us back! With that said, again we were much on the back foot against the Spuds until our record breaker Ozil did what he does best, sets up chances with ease… And to be honest, with his vision we could’ve won it if Giroud had put away one of those Golden chances! Still, with City dropping points we had a chance to go clear at the top by two points, but we are still joint leaders going into the break, so it’s not all bad!
Now that I am calm and have thought about it, we do still have a chance in the Champions League as we CAN beat both Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos (and should have the first time around) as the fixtures around them are not as hard as the games we have played around the last set of CL games.
Our coming fixtures are:
West Brom (A)
Dynamo (H) CL*
Olympiacos (A) CL*
Plus, our injury list will be reduced and players rested! City is the big game in the league. The rest in my opinion are winnable around the Champions League games, so we can focus on both competitions can we not? If we can win these games before CITY at home we could be well placed in the League and finish 2nd in the CL group, not all bad, though I’m sure in the last 16 it will be another mega fixture… Barca or Madrid probably.
Here is hoping Alexis and Cazorla both get a good rest as they badly need it. Coq/Ozil/Bellerin/Gab/Boss/Nacho all should get a good rest, Cech will be fine. Not sure who is back after the break, Ox/Rambo/Bellerin?
I believe in this team and will support it to the death ,as I know we are capable of big things, but this doesn’t change my mind on the direction I think the club needs to go behind the scenes! International breaks I usually hate as there’s not much decent football on, but it couldn’t have came at a better time for the team!
Ps… have to give Leicester a we shout out as they have been absolutely brilliant ,and fair play to where they are sitting in the league! Credit given where credit is due!