The good news for Arsenal, and there is plenty of it right now after Pep Guardiola lost his first game in charge of Man City and with Manchester United continuing to struggle under Jose Mourinho, is how the Premier League table looks going into the second international break of the season.
If you have not seen the highlights from Arsenal’s win away to Nottingham Forest in our first EFL cup game of the season then you can check them out on the Arsenal website or watch the video below to see our summer signing Lucas Perez net his first two goals for the Gunners.
After Arsene Wenger finally got the Arsenal chequebook out and spent something like the sort of money we have been hoping he would for years during this summer´s transfer window, Arsenal fans have been a little disappointed and frustrated that we have not seen more of two of those big signings so far this season.
Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium today to take on Hull FC, and we can not afford to take our opponents lightly.
The Tigers come into the game having only been beaten by a very late goal by Manchester United, and will be somewhat confident of earning a point from today’s game.
With Arsenal having made a sluggish start to the Premier League season and already being five points off the pace set by the league leaders Man City, we simply cannot afford to drop any more points in this weekend’s away game with Hull City.
As Arsenal fans gear up for the first Champions League match of the new season, and one which could prove to be decisive about which club finishes on top of group A, we are all hoping that this season sees the Gunners make a proper fist of it rather than going out in the first knockout phase.
It remains to be seen what Arsene Wenger does with the new Arsenal striker Lucas Perez on Tuesday after the Spaniard endured a pretty miserable Arsenal debut in the Premier League win over Southampton. But if the Frenchman was looking for options up front as we head to Paris to face the French champions PSG in the Champions League, he could do worse than look to the striker in form for the Gunners at under 23 level.
This was probably the easiest choice of which of the Arsenal players to give the Man of the Match award to ever. Even if the little magician that is Santi Cazorla had not been given the chance to show his nerves of steel by drilling the injury time penalty straight down the middle to give the Gunners a barely deserved win over Southampton, he was by far the best Arsenal player on the pitch. Honourable mentions go to the warrior and overhead kick specialist Laurent Koscielny, his new partner Mustafi and the excellent Francis Coquelin.