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.
I think that all the things going wrong had got to him, with injury problems during the defeat to Liverpool compounding the problems that saw Arsenal go into the game without our three best defenders, best creative player, and main centre forward.
I also feel, however, that Wenger will not remain downbeat for long and that he is probably already looking foward to the weekend clash with Leicester City. The boss is usually pretty pragmatic so he should be able to see that things will quickly get better for the Gunners, both on and off the pitch. They can hardly get any worse.
This week should see the likes of Ozil and Giroud get the match fitness they need to face the Foxes on Saturday, while Wenger can ease the fears of the Arsenal fans by signing a player or two. Even if disaster strikes again and we lose or draw in Leicester, the games then get much easier while our big players get fitter and sharper.
So should we all be looking up rather than wallowing in the current mire?