Arsenal fans were over the moon to see Ozil, Lacazette and Alexis finally start a game together, and the trio working together certainly lived up to expectations with all three getting on the scoresheet against Everton in an emphatic 5-2 win. The Gunners finally looked totally focused and determined to get our first away win and propel us to the fringes of the Top Four where we belong.
With Arsenal facing a team in Everton that was under even more pressure thazn ourselves after a poor run of results and nervy performances that has left most people wondering how long the Dutchman Ronald Koeman would keep his job as their manager, it was important that we kept up the pressure and kept the home fans quiet.
Arsene Wenger would have been hoping that he could bring Danny Welbeck back into the starting line-up for Arsenal today, as the England forward has been in good form so far this season and his pace and power would have been ideal for this away clash with struggling Everton, but Wellbz has not won the race to be fit in time.
Arsenal travel away to Everton today to face a side that is a shadow of last season’s top six side. They are currently 18th in the table with just 8 points from their opening 9 games and lost to Burnley in their last home League game, so surely Arsenal should be able to finally get their first away win?
Arsene Wenger is facing Everton away today with only one point from our four first matches as the visiting team, but with the Toffees having an awful start to the season we should surely be in line to break our duck this afternoon. But Wenger insists that the only way we can get back on track is if all the fans give their support right to the end of every game. “It is in the back of your mind to always prepare your team in the best possible environment.” Le Prof said.
It is certainly a tricky thing for Arsene Wenger to think about as he prepares the Arsenal squad for the trip to face Everton in the Premier League tomorrow. Injury problems and the possible mental readiness of certain players are just two of things the boss has to consider, but for me the biggest thing he has to get right is how to approach Everton.
So while it looked like Arsenal having a lead and then losing to Watford was about to be repeated by our Premier League title rivals Chelsea today, it did not turn out that way and the Blues of Antonio Conte turned the game around again and ended up winning 4-2. I can already see all those hacks ion the football media typing away and claiming that this proves the theory that Arsenal do not have the same sort of fighting spirit as the likes of Chelsea.
Okay it is pretty u7nlikely that Arsenal will be the club that is celebrating a Premier League title win when the current season ends in May, but to listen to some Arsenal fans and football pundits we may as well give up now, because the Gunners are being given about as much chance as I have of sprouting wings and flying to the moon.