Initial reaction to Everton loss – stay calm and do not overreact by Sam P
That was a bad performance against Everton today, there is no denying that, and there is almost nothing we can take from that game as a positive – but we need to stay calm and get some perspective.
I am angry, very angry, and I know my fellow Gooners are as well, but as it stands right now, we are fourth above Chelsea and Man Utd and I would have taken that just a couple of months ago.
Our away form is a massive worry and the route to finishing top four is away from home. But none of our nearest competitors is in great shape either, Chelsea lost to Everton, Man Utd lost to Wolves, Tottenham were losing to everyone at one point and remember who those three have to play in their respective run-ins.
So yes, today is a bad day, it was a woeful performance and questions have to be asked and solutions found and we are running out of time fast. But take a step back, look at the table, look at our rivals and their fixtures and current form and know that all is not lost, one defeat does not define us and will not determine our end of season.
We still have a top-four finish in our own hands, that is what I will hang on to in the upcoming hours when I reflect on what I watched today and inevitably feel a cloud of gloom creep all over me.