Arsenal’s defence isn’t having the greatest of times at the moment, with the Gunners failing to keep a Premier League clean sheet since our 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough. However despite this, I’m still confident that this is the strongest defence we’ve had for quite some time and I think that’s largely due to the experience and calibre of players and depth in the Arsenal squad.
One game for Arsenal that does not have too much riding on it against an already relegated and woefully out of form Aston Villa side is not all that important in the grand scheme of things, but having said that we still want Arsenal to win it.
There is a quite widely held theory in the football world that Arsenal have become a team that just cannot seem to produce our best performances when it really matters and there is evidence that the proponents of this theory can point to for support, most recently the slips against the likes of Swansea and Man United that effectively ended our chances of the Premier League title.
Yes it is easy to feel sorry for Matthieu Debuchy as he got injured soon after joining Arsenal from Newcastle, but since his return he has done himself no favours at all. He seems to think he has a God-given right to be in the starting XI and was moaning at Arsene Wenger even before the season began, as he admitted when asked if he regretted staying at the Emirates.
Don’t expect an easy win folks! by DN
Okay so what are the anti Arsenal brigade in the football media going to accuse the Gunners of now? For years it was the lack of a trophy, as they blithely and ignorantly ignored the fact that Arsene Wenger had no money but was still managing to beat big spending clubs around us to the Champions League places.
After a great win that puts Arsenal on top of the League table at last, Arsene Wenger had nothing but praise for the team. It is true that our tired players dropped off a bit in the second half but as we were already clear in front after dominating the opening half.
Four goals for Giroud in one week!