Calm down Arsenal this happened last year
I wanted to send a little reminder about how positive we were at the beginning of last season after beating Manchester City in the Community Shield last year, and compare it to this campaign, when we beat the reigning champions Chelsea. Sometimes in feels like we are in a time loop with the same thing happening where we end up in fourth (Oh or third!!) every season. This is what was published on JustArsenal last year in August….
Hey Arsenal fans, how much did we enjoy that then? A great performance and a morale boosting result against Man City, the team that won the title last season after Arsenal had fallen off the pace for whatever reason. And it was not just a lucky win either.
The Gunners were very good and fully deserved to lift the Community Shield at Wembley, and despite the anti-Arsenal mob at BT Sport trying to tell us that Man City were never going to win because of their depleted squad, we have good reason to be optimistic. Don’t forget that Arsenal also had plenty of players unavailable.
But from the title, it is clear that I have a bucket of water in my hands to throw over the exultant Arsenal fans. Or a damp flannel anyway, because the same thing happened at the same point last year. Arsenal beat Man City in a friendly a week before the Premier League began, and City finished with the BPL trophy.
I am not saying that the same thing is going to happen again, and I think that we would have won it last season with a bit less bad luck, but it just shows you that we should not be counting our chickens. Just enjoy today and hope that the Gunners will do us proud in the coming months!