Arsenal at risk of losing focus for West Ham game?

Do not be too confident Arsenal fans by DN

On the face of it, Arsenal have been given a huge boost in our fight for a top four finish in the Premier League, but the players must not let their focus drop or we could be coming back down to earth with a bump today.

West Ham are having a right old nightmare in the build up to their visit to north London today. Already missing one of their main centre backs in Winston Reid, they have now lost his usual partner at the back James Tomkins, who dislocated his shoulder in training.

They also have three of their main strikers on the treatment table so you would expect the Gunners to roll them over at the Emirates today, even if we do have a few of our own team missing. But just look at the confidence we had going in to the Monaco game and look how that turned out.

We went to Old Trafford with lower expectations and ready for a hard game, just as we did against Man City, and the Gunners all performed. Somehow Arsene Wenger has to instil his team with as much of that attitude as possible in the build up because once they are on the pitch there is not much the manager can do.

Have we got this one Gooners or is there another slip around the corner?


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  1. This always happens and I would not be surprised if we drop points.

    If Westham was after Monaco and would know we would win, but we always become complacent after a big win.

  2. Really hope we start fast, press high and take on Westham defenders.
    We need this to be 3-0 at half time and then just control the game and give certain players a rest.

  3. This seems like a very different side from those making fool of demselves @ d beginning of the season…compact as a team and very solid as a team….I hope am not being delusional…

  4. Good morning DN, There is no gain saying in saying the Gunners will by force seize all the hammers in possession of the Hammersmiths as they step on the Emirates stadium pitch and hammer them with it as widely expected. The Gunners will not fail to take full advantage of the injuries woe of the West Hammersmiths to pile up more woes on them and thus increase our own goals difference in the table. Thereby building more confidence and soar up their moral ahead of their Tuesday night MUST prevail encounter at the Stade Louis II at Monaco FC. At the end of today’s battle at the Emirates stadium, I looked at the negative picture of the AFC vs WHU game before it is developed at 4: 45 PM and I saw AFC 5-0 WHU 90′ +.

  5. My fear for today is that Wenger will not want to drop Welbeck after he scored against United, but he’ll also want to play Giroud. With Ox injured again, that probably means Welbeck playing on the right wing.

    Welbeck is decent, but he isn’t disciplined enough when he plays on the wing. He constantly tries to play through the middle as a striker and leaves the wing vacated. Not only does that give us no width in our play, it also means we’re vulnerable on that wing, or that a midfielder has to come across and fill the gap, leaving us more vulnerable in the centre of the pitch… It’s exactly what happened against Liverpool and Monaco when Welbeck was put into the wing. Against any half decent side we’re punished for it. West Ham are an ok side, so we may get away with it, but we also may not.

    For me, Welbeck plays as a striker or not at all.

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