This was not a great performance across the pitch from Arsenal, as our troubles away at Stoke continued with another defeat, although a few decisions from the ref did us no favours at all. A few bright sparks on a dull day were Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck, while Petr Cech had no chance on their goal but played well. However, I am going for Aaron Ramsey as our best player as he was involved in most of the attacks and was only denied a goal by a brilliant Butland block.
Arsene delivers exactly what his new contract promised – the same old Arsenal results! by Konstantin Mitov
Same mistakes again. People can call me negative all day long, but I was right again. I said that giving him a new contract wouldn’t change a thing and it took 2 games to prove this correct. I do not enjoy this, but it’s hard not to see it coming.
The Arsenal fans were promised change at the end of last season. Not the change that many of us wanted after more than two decades with Arsene Wenger as the manager seemed to have become stagnant and was producing the same old thing season after season.
Okay so it is still early days in this new Premier League season and Arsenal fans know more than most that things can change along the way, from bad to good and back again if you are the Gunners, so we should not be handing any team the EPL trophy just yet, or dismissing the chances of others, but I am sure that fans of Arsenal and all the clubs hoping to be crowned champions of England next May will be worried about what is happening over at Old Trafford.
It is fair to say that the Arsenal career of Calum Chambers has so far been a disappointing one, despite the former Southampton academy star coming to north London with a great reputation and being known for his versatility which has seen the young Englishman play at right back, Central defence and even central midfield.
The one thing I will say for Arsene Wenger after Arsenal were condemned to yet another defeat at the home of Rugby by Stoke City is that the boss seemed to feel just as frustrated as the fans. But then you have to remember that Wenger is the one that picks the team, trains them, gives then their tactics and team talks and so the buck must stop with him.
Although this Arsenal away game at Stoke City got off to a fast start and was quite good to watch, for the neutral as they say, there was a general lack of sharpness and quality from the Gunners in the first half and at times it gave the home side an easy task to press us and enjoy quite a lot of possession and create their fair share of chances.
Arsenal have started to put to bed the idea that Stoke City, especially away from home, is the sort of game in which the Gunners come unstuck, and we really need the lads to carry that on today because the Premier League title is already looking like a very tough challenge and we can ill afford to drop away from the pace setters.