First of all I would like to say that I think Arsenal will come away from Vicarage Road next weekend with all three points, especially as the team should look a lot more like the Arsenal we are used to, with Olivier Giroud leading the attack and Mesut Ozil doing what he does best in the number 10 position, but there will be a lot more pressure on the players to beat Watford than is ideal.
One point from the opening two games is not what the Gunners needed and the fact that our big Premier League rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City have all gained maximum points from their opening two games really ups the ante.
I don’t think we need to panic just yet, because none of those three clubs have been outstanding and all have rode their luck to get their victories and they will all face much tougher tests during the season. We did know that Arsenal’s first two games were going to be difficult and with circumstances leaving us weakened in key positions the results are not that great a surprise.
Having said that we are now in a position where there is no room for leeway, and Watford will surely know this and try to play on the fact that Arsenal are under huge pressure to win the final game before the first international break. We need to get our season going and to avoid being cut adrift of the title chasers before the season really gets going.
Do you think the team will get back on track next Saturday?