Next few games could decide our title credentials by KM
Hello fellow Gooners. Excited about the return of the League? It’s this time of the year, where matches come thick and fast and in a span of a week you can jump up or down with a few positions. So the fixture list sees three very difficult games coming up.
First up we have Liverpool away, and it’s interesting because it’s Liverpool of Klopp. The charismatic German has had various results so far, with some memorable wins and some embarrassing performances too.
They tend up to turn up for the big games and I fully expect them to turn up again. They have some injuries, but as Wenger said I expect them to miraculously return and fill up a strong side. Still though the biggest problem of their squad is their leaky defence.
I watched a few of their games, and defensively they are terrible at set pieces and we are (surprisingly) very good at them. Ozil got some rest against Sunderland and I expect those crosses to be inch perfect. Another advantage we have is speed. On the counter we have Walcott and Campbell and we should be able to trouble them.
We really need the points, because we have to go away to City, United, Spurs, Everton and Pool. Not the greatest lot… Our league record away to those teams isn’t too great in recent years, and this time, with how bad all the other teams are, everyone thinks we are contenders. The pressure is on us to perform and tonight won’t be an easy game.
Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on Arsene and the job he’s done at Arsenal, but make no mistake, he’ll have a plan for the game. We need one too and we really need not to concede first, because we’ve struggled with turning games round in the league.
Our biggest problem will be the defence. Yes it wasn’t the regular back 4, but it still featured names that should be good enough to disarm most Premier league sides. Still, relegation battling Sunderland caused us way too much trouble and we conceded a sloppy goal. I hope this is down to the lack of understanding of Gibbs and Kos, and Cech got beaten at his near post too, but it must improve against Pool.
After tomorrow it’s Stoke away which is an awful fixture for us and then a rejuvenated Chelsea side, who will be tough to beat, you can be sure of that. But it’s the same for everyone and if we want this league title we’ll need to turn up for those games and get the results. Hopefully we will start tonight.