Even this early in the new Premier League season a lot of people are looking at this Arsenal match away to Watford as a must win game. THere is still plenty of time for the Gunners to mount a proper challenge for the Premier League title, but after we gained just a single point from the first two games we really need all three today to give the whole club a lift heading into the international break.
Even if Arsene Wenger does respond to the frustration of Arsenal fans and sign another forward before the summer transfer window slams shut, something which I have serious doubts about anyway, it will almost certainly not be done in time to get said player up to speed with the Arsenal team in time to start against Watford on Saturday.
Arsenal do have good striking options! by Sam P.
There is a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth coming from the Arsenal fans at the minute, partly due to the fact that Arsene Wenger has once again been more careful with the transfer spending than all the other challengers for the Premier League title, but mainly due to the poor start we have had to the new season, in my opinion anyway.
Even though Arsenal would normally expect to beat our next Premier League opponents Watford, or at least be fairly confident about it even though it is an away game, we would still expect Arsene Wenger to prepare for the match with some degree of caution in his tactics, rather than sending the players out with the intent of all out attack.
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.
Even though he is widely recognised as one of the best attacking options that Arsenal have in our squad, we have rarely seen the Chile international Alexis Sanchez in the key centre forward position. Needs must, of course, so Arsene Wenger felt he had to give him a go through the middle against Liverpool last weekend because of the limited options available.
I must say that I was a bit surprised by Arsene Wenger at the weekend, even though it seemed like Arsenal have walked straight into a wall of bad luck and everything that could go wrong for our club and manager had done so. We have rarely seen the Frenchman looking so out of sorts and affected by things as he did in the post match interview.
Don´t panic Arsenal fans! by Sam P
Of course there are reasons for Arsenal fans to be unhappy right now, not least of which is that we find ourselves level at the bottom of the Premier League on points with the likes of Bournemouth, Burnley and Sunderland. And just to make the opening weekend´s misery complete, we had to see our EPL rivals Chelsea, Man City and United all record wins.