Arsenal got two first half goals and then saw out a spirited second half from Bournemouth to end the recent run without a win. The points were vital today and we now prepare for Leicester with renewed confidence and a better looking league table. But it was not the dominant performance and heavy scoreline that it could have been had we kept our foot on the gas after the two goals.
Arsenal are going through a mini goal drought at the moment having gone three games without a goal from anywhere. There has been much criticism of our strikers for being so wayward, but Arsene Wenger is trying to deflect criticism from his front men by declaring that there are many factors involved, and one of them is because we are missing Santi Cazorla from our midfield. “Look, it’s not definite,” Le Prof said.
For Arsenal to win the Premier League title we need quite a few things to happen. Starting from the away game against Bournemouth on Sunday the Gunners need to get back to winning ways. We really need to hold our nerve and deal with the expectation of winning games against so-called lesser teams and then we need to step up and cope with the pressure or the games against the big boys.
Most Arsenal fans have spent the last day, or the last few weeks if you want to look at it that way, tearing our hair out in frustration and feeling angry that the Gunners look like blowing our best chance of winning the Premier League in years due to the same old failings.
I know that the Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez only played for the final half an hour of the disappointing Premier League defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium yesterday, and he did not manage to get the goal we were so desperate for, but his introduction did produce the best period of the game for the 10 man Gunners and his return from injury was the only real positive for us.