Thoughts on Arsenal for 2015 by DN
Happy New Year Arsenal fans. Despite the fact that 2015 got off to a pretty terrible start, I am trying to stay positive and although the chances of us winning the Premier League title seem to be all done and dusted, we are still in Europe with a decent chance of going further against the French club Monaco.
Also, a win at the Emirates against Hull City on Sunday will see the Gunners into the next round of the FA cup as we try to defend the trophy that we won against the same team at Wembley in May. Win that game and things will feel a lot better of us Arsenal fans and then there will be a week off, after which we should start to get some of the injured players back and can look forward to a better second half of the season.
One thing I will say though, is that I think Arsenal and Wenger need to get a bit nastier. As much as I dislike Jose Mourinho, and believe me it is quite a lot, the Chelsea boss knows how to get what he wants and his recent moan about the referees is something our own manager should perhaps do a bit more.
I think Wenger feels the same. At least that is what I get from his post match comments reported by Sky Sports. Wenger was quite right to slate the referee for failing to send off Florin Gardos for denying Alexis a goal scoring opportunity. I think that we have become too soft and complacent and really need to point out the bad decisions a lot more, because we keep getting them and it is hurting us.
If Mourinho thinks that doing so will have an effect, he is probably right, otherwise he would not waste his time. It worked for Fergie so why not try to make it work for us? All the best to you Gooners.