Two draws against West Ham and Crystal Palace has put Arsenal in a precarious position in the League. We are now in 4th, behind Man City on goal difference with a visit to the Etihad still to come. Also the extremely erratic Man United are only 4 points behind us as well putting us under even more pressure to start racking up some more points.
Yet again Arsenal have turned a must-win game into a not-won game. We had all the possession but as usual the goals simply don’t arrive as we are too busy passing the ball around outside the area. And then, like it was inevitable, we concede a goal on the break.
Arsenal pulled themselves back to within five points of Leicester yesterday with the 2-0 win over Bournemouth. After going four games without a win it was crucial that the Gunners got back to winning ways, and Arsene Wenger admitted in the after match interview that, although it was not the best performance, it was the three points that mattered the most.
There were a few notable performances from Arsenal players as the Gunners got back to winning ways in Bournemouth yesterday, with our keeper Petr Cech, the goal scorers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all impressing. For me though the outstanding player was Aaron Ramsey who capped a tireless and effective all round game with a key part in both goals.
Just a few weeks ago, Arsenal fans were praising Petr Cech for saving the Gunners a point with a clean sheet against Stoke City, but last night’s 0-0 against Southampton was a completely different kettle of fish and Cech was his usual efficient self but it wasn’t him that saved the points this time.
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Our midfield needs a fix – What a most terrible performance I’ve ever seen from an Arsenal midfield. No fighting spirit. They left our defence so open and often dispossessed. It was a total liability yesterday.
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