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.
As long as the prognosis on the injury problem to the Arsenal and Spain international star is right and we have Hector Bellerin back in action again for the match next weekend then I think his absence should not turn out to be a problem for Arsenal in the grand scheme of things.
Wenger thinks it is an open League this season by SP
After Arsenal recorded a 4th, a 3rd and a 2nd place in the last three years, I was very hopeful that we could extend that sequence into 1st in this campaign, but the reality is proving to be just as difficult as we predicted at the start of the season.
The super-computer is claimed to have been fed the latest results and statistics, and decided that Arsenal will not be finishing in the Champions League places.
The Gunners have just fallen out of the top four thanks to Tottenham’s win over Chelsea last night, although that wouldn’t have been possible had we not succumbed to a 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Monday.
THere is still a mountain for Arsenal to climb and a lot of things we need to put right and things we need to go our way in the race for this Premier League title, but I have to say that in the pace of just over 20 minutes I went from completely giving up all hope that Arsenal could challenge to actually having more belief than when the game kicked off.
The fact that the on loan Arsenal midfield star Jack Wilshere was widely regarded as the Man of the Match when our opponents for tonight AFC Bournemouth won their last Premier League match at Swansea does give the Gunners some hope that our own absentees will be somewhat offset by the home side’s.