Arsenal may be feeling nervous after losing 2 of their first 3 games and conceding zillions of goals, but at least tomorrow we have a chance to get back on track against a team that has lost all three of their matches this season and have only one away game since Christmas, beating relegated Sunderland.
Our defender Nacho Monreal revealed his concerns. “I have to say that in the last three games we have conceded eight goals and this is a lot,” he said.
“Obviously it is not only the fault of the defenders. Every single player has to defend, but conceding eight goals in three games is a lot and we have to improve. We can’t concede three or four goals because it is then impossible to get something.
“In this moment, everything is a bit difficult, because after losing the last two games, you have talks about how to play and not. In the past, playing with this shape, last season for example, we won games.
“This year we won the Community Shield. The problem is the last two games we lost and the atmosphere is a bit nervous, but I think from tomorrow if we play a good game and get three points, we will have more confidence and we will improve.
“We need to improve a lot. Our target is to win the Premier League, and obviously we can’t win it if we keep playing like we did against Liverpool.”
On recent form you would have to be mad to think we can win the title, but obviously we have an improved team from last season, and once we get over our nerves we should grow in confidence again.
But let’s be honest, if we don’t get the three points we can probably say that we are definitely in a crisis!