Arsenal already in must win situation and they have not kicked a ball yet

Absolutely ridiculous to say the match against Newcastle United is a must-win game, right? I mean, the season only just kicked off last night with the Liverpool v Norwich City game.

Unfortunately, a good start is imperative, losing your first game is not a disaster but it is a setback, it becomes a disaster though when you drop points in more than your first game as was proven last season.

Arsenal have to face Tottenham and Liverpool in their opening four games and going into those games with momentum is essential and we have that opportunity right in front of us with an opening couple of fixtures against Newcastle and Burnley.

Imagine having to go to Liverpool having dropped points in our first two games while the Reds have racked up the goals and points.

Now imagine if we go to Anfield with six points under our belts, that would put a completely different spin on that game.

Of course, the first few games are not must-wins in terms of finishing top-four, there is more than enough time to recover, again, as last season proved but a bad start will undermine the season from the get-go, it will see the feel-good factor following a successful transfer window evaporate almost instantly, it will see confidence web away, it will see the fans start to turn and so on.

Liverpool have already laid down the gauntlet with a huge win last night and the chances are Manchester City and Tottenham will follow suit and we need to do the same, especially with either or both Chelsea and Man Utd certain to drop points this weekend.

The game against Newcastle is a must-win purely in terms of momentum, we simply have to gather some before we face Liverpool and Tottenham and to prove to ourselves that this season will be different to last season.


  1. gotanidea says:

    If we want to challenge for the title, we have to win in Newcastle. Because Liverpool/ Man City are already racing for that and Arsenal cannot let another season slip by

    Arsenal might never be able to imitate Man City’s playing style. But they seem to want to follow Liverpool’s strategy, by getting a lung-busting fullback and several pacey young wingers

    Can’t wait till Lacazette, Pepe, Nelson, Ceballos, Willock, Bellerin, Tierney and Luiz are fit to play

  2. Durand says:

    I believe we’ll win if Newcastle come out and play. Wouldn’t be surprised if they park the bus tho, to frustrate our attackers.

    We’re not close to our full strength yet with Holding, Bellerin, Tierney, Pepe, Laca doubtful.

    Interesting to see how much fight the boys have, good gut check for us.

  3. Eddie says:

    Seeing how both Liverpool and City raped their opponents, I wish we could rape Newcastle tomorrow too.
    It’ll show intent, when we won’t even be with our complete squad.
    My problem is how Emery will set the boys up tomorrow, if he’ll continue with setting up a defensive team away from home like he did like season.
    We are Arsenal, I don’t see why we should be scared of attacking these lower teams, I don’t see Liverpool or City ever getting scared of attacking smaller teams, hell they even attack top teams when they’re away from home.
    I’m hoping Emery learnt his lesson last season and knows the boys shouldn’t play away with hands on break

    1. GB says:

      I know what you’re saying Eddie, if he plays 3.5.2 I’ll be very disappointed.

  4. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Yes! Of course Arsenal have got to beat Newcastle Utd tomorrow in the PL and beat hard before their partisan home support at St James’ Park. But not drop valuable points in the match. So that they won’t fall behind on points to Man City and Liverpool who have each won their opening 1 match yesterday night and today’s afternoon and collected all the 3 points each that were at staked in each match to leave Arsenal on 0 point on the table but after playing 0 match.

    True! Arsenal will need to build a 6 points tally from playing 2 Premier League opening matches by beating Newcastle tomorrow and Burnley next week at the Ems ahead of their going to Anfield to for the first time in as in many matches beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team and go 9 points in or on the table ahead of their North London Derby match clash at home against Tottenham Hotspur and beat them also and collect the maximum 12 points available from 4 matches will be a hilarious start by Arsenal to their PL season campaign this season. Admini Martin, you know what? These 4 win results are achievable by Arsenal. For, it’s not impossible for them to get these 4 consecutive win results but it’s quite possible for them to get them. All that is required by Arsenal to get the 4/4 win results is to make it possible by getting the consecutive 4 wins without doubting themselves if they can get them or not. But be confident in themselves and get them is the key to getting them. .

    1. ArsenalwinsWorldcup says:

      Hope you sober down by tomorrow morning ?

      1. Ladi says:

        I thought the same. Like what’s my bro high on? ?

  5. Ann says:

    Liverpool and m.City has set the pace already… we have to beat Newcastle with at least 4 or 5 unreplied goals.

    1. Toby says:

      no we do not need this, 1-0 george graham style for away games is enough.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        ? However 2-0 was more likely when George Graham managed Arsenal.

  6. Dan kit says:

    Shame we are going to be missing a few 1st team players ,but I can’t see anything but a win ,Newcastle have had a weird summer regarding manager change and player transfers .
    Also Andy Carroll to miss tomorrow’s game with a dislocated shoe lace .

    1. Ladi says:

      You’re hilarious Dan

    2. Ronche says:

      ???????. Dislocated shoe lace

  7. Declan says:

    Spuds losing

    1. Jo Gunz says:

      …and that sounded good

    2. Dan kit says:

      @Declan ,if you have access to internet and something to watch it on tomorrow I usually use Iraqgoals or Dracula stream also some on here have linked one called Hesgoal which seems good ,but with any stream you have to watch the ads .
      I saw you said you were in ??

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