If Arsenal had not slipped up so many times to allow the current Premier League leaders to open up such a big, and frankly unbridgeable, gap at the top of the table then we Arsenal fans would have been hoping for the boost that our team would get when the injury hit Spanish midfield star Santi Cazorla was fit to play again.
The Arsenal players were clearly keen to get off to a good start after the disappointment of last week, kmowing that the home crowd could do with some encouragement and also aware that the in form visitors Hull City would be looking to exploit any nerves or poor play from us.
I have to admit that I am very surprised to see that the Arsenal team to face Burnley in the Premier League today will not include any of the three Gunners who Arsene Wenger revealed earlier in the week were available again after their respective injury problems.
Arsenal can go second in the Premier League table, which would be good for the Gunners of course, because yesterday was one of those strange days when nothing went as planned or as the form guide would lead us to believe, with every single one of our main rivals for the title dropping points, or those who played anyway.
As in every transfer window, some Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Arsene Wenger to bring in a top class striker to improve our goalscoring record and give us a chance to compete with the other top sides in the Premiership, but the stats are saying that we have already improved immensely.
I would not say that Arsenal started this game away to Swansea City with all guns blazing, but it was at least a lot better than the awful starts we made in the two previous games and we did match the early intensity of the home side without really getting our fluent and threatening football going.
It looks like Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham are going to win again as they are currently 2-0 up at home to West Brom and the Gunners must follow suit in our away game with Swansea City to keep up with the spuds and keep in touch with the current league leaders Chelsea.
Arsenal fans will be hoping from a look at this weekend’s fixture list in the Premier League that it could be a good few days for the Gunners in our pursuit of the title, as many of our big rivals for the EPL trophy have matches that look harder on paper than our trip to Swansea and two of them are playing each other.