It has been harder than ever to muster up something positive to say about Arsenal following the defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. We have taken just three points from the first three games which leaves the Gunners down in 16th place heading into the international break. That is not the whole story either, as the manner of our loss to Liverpool was so abject that most Arsenal fans are feeling anything but positive about the new season.
But every club has a silver lining and all that and I reckon we could all do with some positivity shining on the club in these dark days, so here goes.
According to reports we have agreed to sell the Ox to Chelsea and there are still a few days of the transfer window left. If Wenger was in any doubt whether he needed to spend some more money and make new signings he must surely have been convinced as he sat on the bench at Anfield. So we have lots of money and should see a fair bit of it spent before midnight on Thursday.
Secondly, as Wenger said in his post match press conference, any side can go to Anfield and get beat and the stats show that of the eight times we have lost by at least four goals in the EPL, four of them were away days at Liverpool. So maybe we should not get too down about it all.
I also think that for once the international break could help us after a bad result. You would normally want to get right back into action but I think that everyone connected with Arsenal needs time to take stock. And finally we should remember that the Gunners do tend to come back strongly after heavy criticism and we have a home game against Bournemouth next, so in a few weeks things could be looking much more bright for the red and white.