Anyone would think the world had ended because Arsenal failed to buy a striker this summer, and of course we actually lost a game against West Ham. Whoppitty-do, the whole fabric of the universe has fallen apart!
I know I have only been an Arsenal fan for 50 years so I may be wrong here, but in my experience football teams do actually lose games now and then, and Arsenal actually lose a lot LESS than most of the others.
Yes this season we lost to the Hammers, but we drew with Liverpool and beat Crystal Palace and Newcastle away. In fact you could say 7 points out of the last three matches is not bad form, especially as two of those games were away.
Before the West Ham game we had humbled Jose Mourinho (at last!) in the Community Shield, and before that we had won five pre-season games in a row. That means that since this campaign started we have lost just one of our last ten games, and won 8 of them. Is that bad form?
Let us keep going back to last season then. In February we lost dismally to Monaco, which was not nice I agree, but in the 16 games in all competitions from then until the end of the season, we lost just once more. So from the beginning of March our form reads TWO losses from our last 26!
So, if you were a manager and had a record like that, why would you want to risk disrupting that run by bringing in new players? Secondly, the Wenger critics keep saying “What if Giroud gets injured?” and “What if Coquelin gets injured?”
Let me just say – What if Giroud and Coquelin DO NOT get injured and we only lose two of our next 26 games? Why are we always looking at the negatives instead of the positives?