Arsenal struggled to hold on to our 3-2 lead over Swansea yesterday after being reduced to ten men with Xhaka’s sending off, but Arsene Wenger thinks that we should not have been put in that position if Theo Walcott had have put away a couple of other easy chances to put the Gunners out of reach.
Most Arsenal fans will agree that yesterday’s game was not the usual Arsenal style of sexy attacking football that we have seen in the last few weeks, but the fact is that we somehow managed to sneak the 3 points in the end, albeit in controversial circumstances.
We could all see that Arsenal were totally outplayed in the first half in Paris, and even Arsene Wenger admitted it (although he didn’t mention the starting line up!). But he was pleased that the team showed their experience and didn’t panic, and even managed to come back into it in the second half.
Arsenal escaped with a lucky point again. by Konstantin Mitov
Hello everyone and good day to you all. So the Champions league started and this time we picked a point away at PSG. I would’ve taken a draw all day long and considering how we played and how last season we had 0 points from 2 games, it’s a platform to build on.
That is two games in a row now that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have got lucky and ended up taking something from the game that we didn’t really deserve. It was only a point last night away to PSG but it could well turn out to be a crucial one that could see Arsenal finally win a group.
That was definitely one of the strangest Arsenal games I have ever seen. We started with no recognized centre-forward on the pitch, but two on the substitutes bench and Alexis Sanchez as our nominal hitman. This was obviously suicide tactics and our weaknesses were immediately exposed as Edison Cavani put us behind in the first minute of the game.
So at last the international break is over and we can get back to the real football. I don’t think we could have picked a better time to face a Southampton team that are going through a transition period. I am sure Claude Puel will get his team playing his way soon, but their one point from the opening three games shows that they have not quite cottoned on to his formation and tactics just yet, or perhaps what worked in Ligue 1 simply won’t work over here?
As always, JustArsenal finds out what our opposing team thinks about the upcoming match, and this week the Southampton website provides us with some interesting facts ahead of this weekends game. The most interesting fact I like is that the Saints haven’t won away at Arsenal for 28 years!