With Arsenal having got off to a fairly shaky start to our latest attempt to win the Premier League title, the last thing we needed was for our big EPL rivals to get off to a fling start themselves, but that is just what has happened and now the Gunners are playing catch up to the big three of Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City who all have the maximum nine points from their three games so far.
Even this early in the season this has dented the confidence of many Arsenal fans and made us fear that it is going to be another year of disappointment. At the same time we are all hoping that the two new players brought in by Arsene Wenger at the end of the transfer window will help to make a difference and give us a better chance of ending the long wait for the title.
The Frenchman did finally strengthen the areas of defence and attack that most people thought he needed to but it was all a bit last minute and the former United and England striker Andy Cole feels that Wenger is very stubborn about doing what other people say he needs to and that this trait of our manager is costing Arsenal the chance of becoming champions of England once again.
He said, ‘Arsenal’s best chance of winning the Premier League was last season. Will they win it this season? No,’ said Cole, who won the Champions League and five Premier League titles at Old Trafford.
‘They will be involved in the mix but the more people or experts who say Arsenal need this player or that player then Arsene decides he doesn’t need them. Arsenal might have missed the boat.
‘The way they [Manchester United and Man City] have both started the season it’s tempting to think that one of them will win it,’
Is Wenger really so stubborn that he will cost us the chance of success just to do things his own way? Or is it that he is his own man and does what he feels is the best thing for the club? And which team do you think will lift the coveted trophy next May?