There could be many Arsenal fans conceding that the Gunners were unlucky to be pitted against Klopp’s Liverpool and Champions Leicester in our opening two games of the season, especially with our latecomers and preseason injuries, but perhaps we can now go our usual run of wins against the so-called “weaker” teams.
We have Watford up next, then Southampton at home and Hull away after the international break. Hopefully we can build up some confidence in those games as they are followed by a trip to a rejuvenated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
After yesterday’s game at Leicester, Theo Walcott came away thinking that a point was a fair return, and it will hold us in good stead for the fixtures ahead. “I think if you look at the balance of the game, it started to open out towards the last 10 minutes. When we look back at this game we will see it as a fair result,” Theo said.
“We’ve come to the champions and we know it’s not going to be easy. Not many people beat them. Only two teams, us being one of them, beat them last year.
“We want to have a similar sort of performance to when we last played Watford away. It doesn’t matter how we play, as long as we get the three points.
“Leicester know how to defend very well and like to put pretty much the whole team behind the ball, so it’s difficult to break them down. We had chances to score but sadly we failed to do that.
“We don’t want teams getting away from us [in the title race], but it’s only two games in,” he added.
“We’ve got a nice run of games now and we’ve got to think about all of the positives from today. Watford is going to be another tough game because every game is this season, so it’s going to be very difficult.
“Each team gets better each year. We want to have a similar sort of performance to when we last played Watford away. It doesn’t matter how we play, as long as we get the three points.”
So we’ve got a nice run of games, but every one will be tough? And it won’t take long for us to think about the positives from the Leicester game, as there wasn’t many!!!