Why Arsenal fans should be proud not angry about Chelsea match! by Sam P
I really think that some Arsenal fans have lost their perspective a little bit. Losing faith with Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players because we lost an away game at the strongest team in the Premier League? Really? Look Gooners, I know that a lot of you will disagree with me and call me all kinds of Wenger loving names, but this is my honest opinion.
Arsenal were a million miles better at Chelsea this time than we were last season, which was admittedly a humiliation. So can we not look at this as a big improvement rather than seeing it as just another failure? Because one man who does recognise that the Gunners were a different animal is Jose Mourinho and I think he is more relieved than triumphant about the result. Don’t believe me? Well listen to his comments to Sky Sports after the game.
The way things are between the managers, Mourinho is never going to give us any praise or say that we were unlucky, but his comments about the game say it for him. He said that we started better, had more of the ball, that we were a very good Arsenal and crucially, for me, was that Mourinho identified that the first goal was the turning point.
Let’s be realistic, Arsenal fans, and admit that bit of skill from Eden Hazard was top quality, but we have seen that from the likes of Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez. And if we had scored first it would have been a very different affair, with Welbeck’s pace and our creative ability on the counter attack coming in to play rather than having to batter against the Chelsea bus.
It seems clear to me from Mourinho’s words that he knows that the game could easily have gone the other way and he knows that Arsenal were unlucky. But these tight games are often decided by very fine margins. It did not quite go for us on Sunday but on another day it would have. Can we not just be happy that Arsenal were much better than last season in that sort of clash and that Arsene Wenger did change his tactics and nearly surprised everyone who did not really give us a chance? No it is much easier to call the manager a stubborn fool and label our players not good enough. Nice one Arsenal fans.