Arsenal must take control over CL group this time by KM
Hello good Arsenal people. How are you? Are you prepared for the champions league? We started the group with a difficult away game at PSG and we got a valuable point, which puts us in a real good position if we play our cards right.
Much was said over how we treated this tournament last season and how we rotated our goalkeeper and the mistakes he made. This time around we rotated the GK again, and Ospina made some brilliant saves and I’m pretty sure he’ll start again. On the other hand I feel like we might introduce players like the Ox or Gibbs.
I hope we put out our strongest squad. Basel has had a good history against English teams and I really hope we take it seriously and do our best to win the group. We’re on a good run featuring 5 straight wins in all competitions, but we’ve seen this before. Arsenal start slow, than build up momentum, then we crumble again. This is why it’s so hard to draw conclusions from the Chelsea game.
I’ll be watching the other game of the group live, because when you are a foreign fan and Arsenal is about to visit your country, you don’t miss the chance to see the game, even if it means buying a ticket for all the games, because you can’t buy just for the one you want to see, but anyway I’ll take a good look around the opposition of our group.
We are on a good run and we have quality, we’ve had it for years and we’ve been here before. The same question we ask ourselves now is how far can we stretch this run. Can we keep up with the championship pace? The one thing we have now is a squad. When Coquelin got injured we didn’t have a giant hole in midfield, we had Xhaka, who slotted in nicely and even if we lost Xhaka, we still have Elneny, a powerhouse of a midfielder and Ramsey is soon to return.
We have a squad, now we have to show the mentality. We have 8 very favourable fixtures coming up. Let’s keep our cool and start with the champions league. Our run there is easier as well on paper. If we don’t underestimate it, we should be cruising through to the last 16.