Unai Emery’s first month as Arsenal manager hasn’t started very explosively with the Gunners losing their first two League matches (albeit against Man City and Chelsea) but they bounced back with a win over lowly West Ham last week. Tomorrow we take on Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City, who are also winless in their three games so far and haven’t even scored a goal yet. Surely we should go into the international break with a confidence-boosting win under our belts?
Two weeks later we take on another team that is winless as Newcastle have only got one point to their name so far (against Cardiff actually). They even lost to Nottm Forest in the League Cup in midweek and their luck is hardly going to change today when they travel to Man City!
We then have four very winnable home games in a row. The first against the Ukrainians Vorskla, who lie 5th in their League, but have lost all four of their away League matches so far. Our reserves should easily see them off.
It may be a little harder in our next game against Everton on the 23rd as the Toffees are unbeaten so far and are at home to Huddersfield today, but as we play at the Emirates there no reason why we can’t inflict defeat on Marco Silva’s side. This is swiftly followed two days later when we host Brentford in the Carabao Cup. It is a potential banana skin with an all reserve side, but again we are at home.
We end the month with our last home match against the surprise package Watford who have amazingly won all four games so far, but I am expecting their bubble to burst as their next two games are against Tottenham today and Man United after the break. Wouldn’t it be great if we have five wins under our belt before we take them on!