Despite Arsenal being the most consistent team in Europe in the whole of 2015, The Gunner’s form deteriorated badly after the New Year and they have now dropped to 11 points behind Leicester with just 8 games to go, as well as exiting from both the FA Cup and Champions League in the space of 4 days.
Arsene Wenger felt that the fans were not very supportive in the FA Cup quarter-final against Watford, but our current acting captain, Laurent Koscielny, can understand the fans frustration but assures us that the team are trying their best. He also thinks that Wenger doesn’t take any notice of the criticism although he has looked frustrated at time himself, especially when an away fan tried to put up a banner at the Everton game!
Koscielny said: “With regards to Arsene, I think he has seen other banners since he’s been at the club. The coach is very serene.”
“He knows what he’s done for the club. But I can understand the frustration of the fans, the club hasn’t won the title for a long time. But we’re doing our best every season to lift this trophy.
“There are ups and downs in the season with injuries and lack of form, but I think the coach is still the right man to help us win the league, even if we only have a very small chance.”
Laurent is aware that Arsenal have to fight for every single point from now on, and have used up all their previous chances. He continued: “Now we’ve got eight finals left, we have no room for error anymore, we’ve used up all of our joker cards.”
“We will have to get stuck in, not just think that playing football — and good football — will be enough to win matches.
“We will have to be winners and to win games. That’s the most important thing now, to pick up points.”
I guess that always was the most important thing. It’s just that sometimes when the team play their best, it’s simply not enough…..