Arsenal making hay while the sun shines! Poor Middlesbrough!

Poor old Middlesbrough must be seriously worried about their chances of staying in the Premier League next season. The choice of bringing in the inexperienced Spaniard Aitor Karanka as manager has not been a success so far, and since beating Sunderland in the second game of the season they have suffered defeats to Palace, Everton, Spurs and Watford and have only managed two points from draws with West Brom and West Ham.

They must be extremely worried about now going to the Emirates to face an in-form Arsenal side, who their goalkeeper described as one of the best teams in the world. Valdes said yesterday: “It will be a special game for us, in a good atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium,”

“When you are in the Premier League you are always against very good teams and players.

“But I think they are one of the best teams in the world right now, so it will be very hard.

“It’s part of the football here. The only thing I can say is that we must keep going, keep improving, and try to win three points.”

They can try but how much hope can they have? Arsenal are flying with 7 straight wins in a row, and have incredibly lost just one of their last 26 games at home in all competitions, so their confidence is sky high.

Poor old Middlesbrough must be shaking in their boots while Arsenal are beating all and sundry. You can only beat what is put in front of you, and the Gunners strikers must be relishing the thought of getting some more target practise against one of the worst teams in the division right now.

Onwards and upwards! COYG!



  1. Namosky says:

    Caution is the word. Not time to get over confident. We need to stay focused and treat every game (and team) with respect. No room for slip ups.

    Some of our rivals will likely drop more points this week, so we need to be focused and capitalise on our opportunity.

    Onwards and Upwards! COYG!!

  2. Gunner says:

    No time for complacency and over confidence – This is the premier league. City Started with 5 wins – looking to run away with the league – now only on top due to Goal Difference. Middlesbrough are the underdogs with no pressure to beat the joint log leaders and will take heed from Burnely who only lost on the last second of the game vs Arsenal.
    Lets just hope they dont park the bus and kill the game.

  3. jl75 says:

    Fully agree!
    Scoreline against Ludogorets is very nice, but we should remind ourselves they almost scored when we were just 1-0. This is probably because we were overconfident and, with a bit of pressure, the game could have ended up differently.
    If after a few minutes, we feel we are going to destroy Boro’, let’s do it. Goal average might be important at the end of the season.

  4. aluz says:

    It feels nice to be a gooner now. However this topic smacks of a cocky attitude. Both arsenal fans and players should let their feet remain firmly rooted to the ground until major trophies are won.
    We fans should cheer on our but still make them aware that our desire is major honours and not only single match victories.
    Having said that, we must respect middlesbrough and play them as we would play the top five teams.
    Let us temper confidence with humility.

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