Don´t panic Arsenal fans! by Sam P
Of course there are reasons for Arsenal fans to be unhappy right now, not least of which is that we find ourselves level at the bottom of the Premier League on points with the likes of Bournemouth, Burnley and Sunderland. And just to make the opening weekend´s misery complete, we had to see our EPL rivals Chelsea, Man City and United all record wins.
That puts Arsene Wenger and the players under pressure and on the back foot straight away, especially with the manager´s transfer policy giving exasperated Gooners a good reason to show our frustration. But enough negativity for now, because there are reasons for us to not take this early setback too badly.
For one thing, we did score three goals in the match and only lost by the odd goal against a Liverpool side that produced some very good attacking football. We always knew that this opening match was going to be tough, with key players missing and with both ends of the pitch seriously weakened.
When we go to Leicester next week and as the season progresses Wenger will be able to call on Ozil, Giroud and Koscielny and that will make us a lot stronger. So just because Arsenal were not at their best against Liverpool there is no need to panic just yet.
And we will not always have the rough side of luck, just as Chelsea, United and City will not always have the good luck that helped them win their games. City got an own goal, United were fortunate for their first two goals and last night Costa should definitely have been sent off before being able to score the late winner.
Yes it looks bad for us right now but it was just one game and the Gunners have shown many times in the past the strength of character and ability to respond well to adversity. Let´s give them a chance shall we?