It was not as comfortable for the Arsenal players and us fans as it looked like being at halftime, but the Gunners did manage to get a vital first victory of the season in the Premier League and that is what really counts as we now head into the international break with some confidence restored.
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 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.
After losing the opening game of the Premier league season at home, Arsenal fans can expect Arsene Wenger to make some changes to the starting line-up and probably not just to fill the gaps left by Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi picking up injury problems in the loss to Liverpool.
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.
The rumour mill never ceases to amaze us with how quickly stories get churned up, but the newspapers love to speculate about Arsenal’s transfer business, and are rarely right.