Would the real Arsenal please step forward? by AndersS
There is new excitement in following Arsenal, and the excitement starts well before each game. Because which Arsenal is going to turn up? Is it the one, that put in a 90% performance for one half and a 60% performance for the other, lose matches and points to mediocre teams and gets annihilated by good teams? Or is it the team that put in a 100% motivated and organized performance on a level which only the very top of the PL can equal?
After Saturday it actually feels good to be able to say; Tottenham are a really good team, but we are a lot better! And it is true, at least when we play like we did on Saturday. Unfortunately, it is also a fact, that we are lying 6th in the PL at the moment, and we are reaching the end of November with enough matches played that we have to admit the table reflects a fair ranking of the teams so far.
But it is tight. Apart from Man City, which we have to admit could be out of reach, there are no teams which we can’t finish above at the end of the season if we play like we did on Saturday. On the other hand, we face Burnley in the next round, and if the other Arsenal turn up, then we can easily lose that game, and we could in consequence go into December in 7th place, which really would be worse than anyone could have imagined at the start of the season.
You could almost say we are both on the brink of success and on the brink of disaster, and it is really exciting in a way.
So, how can we make sure we get the right Arsenal playing week after week? Is it possible, and is it going to happen?
Can’t wait to see.