There was obviously a fair amount of disappointment for Arsenal fans at the weekend, as we failed to beat or even score against the Premier League strugglers Middlesborough after putting six past Ludogorets Razgrad without reply in midweek.
First of all I think that we Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger should be feeling some rare gratitude towards Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United players today, after they frustrated Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield. Not only did that 0-0 draw stop the scousers from joining Arsenal on 19 Premier League points, but it may have dealt a heavy blow to the ominous looking momentum that Liverpool were building.
Football is a funny thing and can do strange things at times, take last season in the Premier League as a prime example. One of the odd little quirks in the game is how most clubs tend to have what we call bogey teams and Arsenal are no different.
A book is apparently being written by Rob Beasley on Jose Mourinho at present, and some of the Arsenal linked reports are rather outrageous.
The milestones in the Arsenal career of our long serving manager Arsene Wenger have been coming thick and fast in recent years. Hardly surprising when you see things like the fact that during his time in charge of the Gunners Wenger has come up against a staggering 232 managers and that is just in the Premier League.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is claimed to have got one over Jose Mourinho last year, which may well have been the beginning of the end for the then Chelsea boss.
The Gunners boss swayed Petr Cech to quit Stamford Bridge and move across London last 13 months ago, and while Mourinho was reluctant to sell, his hand was forced.
I am not quite sure how it has happened to be perfectly honest, but after a pretty awful start to the season from Arsenal and with our big rivals for the Premier League title all setting off like rockets to leave us playing catch up, Arsenal find ourselves in third place and above Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham, although the spuds could go above us if they beat Sunderland today so hopefully the Black Cats can be unlucky for them and give Arsenal fans the perfect day.
Despite being quite pleased with the summer transfer window just gone from an Arsenal point of view, even though we are yet to see how the two late signings Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi do in the English Premier League, I was disappointed earlier in the summer when the Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was available on a free transfer ended up signing for our EPL rivals Manchester United rather than the Gunners.