I know that some of us are naturally `glass half empty` people and others are `glass half full` types. And I also know that unless Arsenal win a football match, it is hard to look on the bright side, but I am still fairly surprised to see so many Gooners knocking the team, the manager and individual players after the draw with Man City.
Yes there were negatives, like the defending at the corner which left Demichelis the freedom of our penalty area to head the equaliser, the continued struggles of Mesut Ozil and the fact that a really in form and sharp striker would have scored Danny Welbeck’s early chance.
But let’s look at the positives shall we? After all, Arsenal are still unbeaten this season and have faced an away trip to Everton, the visit of the Premier League champions and two very tough games against Besiktas with 10 men. The attitude and spirit to keep coming back or holding on has been brilliant, first of all.
And while it is true that Ozil and Ramsey have not really got going yet, Jack Wilshere is making Rambo’s struggles not matter too much. And I thought Welbeck had a pretty good debut and he was unlucky not to score. It is clear that he gives the team a hell of a lot, as does the amazing Alexis Sanchez who is also still a new boy don’t forget. And I reckon that Calum Chambers is set to have a very long and very distinguished career as a Gunner.
Okay, Arsenal do need to start winning games, but if we are still unbeaten on the way home from Germany, it will have been a pretty strong start to the season in difficult circumstances. So come on Arsenal fans, doesn’t that glass look half full to you?