Before we go too far with this particular debate about Arsenal and whether Arsene Wenger will still be our manager in the future, let’s factor in that the comments I am going by come from Jopey Barton, who has no connection with Arsenal apart from a few games against us and some alleged talks with Wenger about a transfer to north London.
Fans of Arsenal are not alone in being left frustrated on a regular basis by the decisions of the referees and their assistants. There is always an element of bias in the way we see things but there is also a lot of inconsistency from the officials.
It is absolutely vital that Arsenal bounce straight back from the disappointment of seeing our one goal lead away to Watford with 20 minutes left end up in defeat. In that case you would like your next Premier League match to be against a struggling side and few are having a worse time right now than Everton.
I think we have to assume that the France and Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny and our England forward Danny Welbeck will not be available for either of the next two games, joining Cazorla, Chambers and Mustafi in the treatment room.
Arsenal are apparently ready to cash in on one of the club´s star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are also being called contract rebels after they turned down the offers of new contracts. This means, with their current deals set to run out at the end of this season the club could lose both highly rated players for nothing.
With Arsenal having won the first two of the Europa League group games, there should not be too much pressure on Arsene Wenger and the players going into the game on Thursday, or at least that would have been the case if the Gunners had not suffered that turnaround to lose at Watford.
The last two international breaks have been very different for Arsenal, and we Gooners can only hope that the differences end now, because if this latest Premier League game which Arsenal lost top Watford is the shape of things to come then we are all in for an unpleasant time of it.
Arsenal were handed a fantastic opportunity yesterday and they blew it, big time, by playing like a bunch of no-hopers and crumbling to another painful away defeat, but was that all that was blown away by Watford at Vicarage Road?