Arsenal must kick-start their season tonight

Win over Anderlecht could be the springboard to Arsenal rediscovering their form by SE

Arsenal indeed have made an unimpressive start to their campaign; however, with a couple of good performances, form and the season that’s increasingly going on a downward spiral can be rectified. Last weekend’s 2-2 draw at the Emirates against Hull City cannot be an ideal preparation, going into a crucial Champions League fixture as Arsenal do when they take on Anderlecht at the home of the Belgium champions. While you go into every game of the season looking to win, every result — win, draw or defeat — that Arsenal manage from here on, could have a bearing on their faint mindset.

There’s more to Arsenal’s failures this season, than just Arsene Wenger’s insipid tactics, and the lack of ideal replacements for those injured, impeding the Gunners from realizing their winning touch. There’s an air of cynicism in the Arsenal camp, concerning their own ability, which will be always be an inhibition to producing your best.

Barring Sanchez and Welbeck, ever since he made the move from United, many of Arsenal stars — Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta — have been struggling for form, fitness and confidence. While the exertions at the World Cup in Brazil will have had a psychological impact at the start of the season, it should have slowly but steadily disappeared as the season has progressed.

Tonight’s Champions League fixture against Anderlecht will be a test of Arsenal’s ‘big boys’ credentials, as they will be playing away in this competition for the first time since the 0-2 defeat at the Westfalenstadion on Matchday 1. And, as we witnessed last night, there are no easy games at this level. Manchester City, after going 2-0 ahead at Half-Time in their clash against CSKA Moskva, threw away the lead, to come away from Moscow with just a point to show for their ambitions of progressing in the competition. On Matchday 2, Ludogorets made a nuisance of themselves to the title holders, Real Madrid, who just squeezed over the line. As a result, although there will be 3 points at stake for Arsenal, most crucially, the by-product of a prospective win could reinvigorate Arsenal’s swagger and act as the springboard to rediscovering their best form.

Tags Anderlecht Wenger

45 Comments

  1. Aldo says:

    We keep saying that before every match..

    1. muffdiver says:

      tonights different…lol

    2. KickAssFan says:

      “Tonight’s Champions League fixture against
      Anderlecht will be a test of Arsenal’s ‘big boys’
      credentials”

      Did u just say we have “big boys credentials”? Meh, maybe we used to have such credentials, but they got binned by Wonga way back.

      1. Linsagunner says:

        Off Topic here but its painful watching a fit, match-sharp maestro by the name of one Cesc Fabregas getting more assists and goals over at Chelsea

        Thumb me down all you like for still crying over spilt milk but Wenger is an absolute idiot for not re-signing the man. Forget loyalties and past heartache…the man is a beast!

        1. muffdiver says:

          yes and when he picks up player of the year…i still wont give a monkeys cos wenger is the root cause of our problems.

          one player wont change that

        2. KickAssFan says:

          Dude, I never cry over spilled milk. I just put off my pride, go down and lick the damn drops of milk.

          1. Mesut O-grillz says:

            i heard that Cesc already made the Chelsea deal before Wenger approached him. True or not true, those from England?

        3. Mesut O-grillz says:

          i heard that Cesc already made the Chelsea deal before Wenger approached him. True or not true, those from England?

  2. Hafiz Rahman says:

    After the match, it will be another bad day at the office

    1. muffdiver says:

      listen if we cant beat anderlecht we might aswell pack up our big issue magazines, grab our cardboard boxes and headback to where we came from

    2. KickAssFan says:

      Nope, no matter how bad the result, it can’t be another bad day at the office, cuz I’m gonna watch it in a pub.

  3. Ks-Gunner says:

    It was always my dream to beat a big team like Anderlecht. Hope we can do it. COYG XD

    1. KickAssFan says:

      And I smell sarcasm.

      1. Root says:

        Well, hello there captain obvious

  4. Noldo....Durban Gunner says:

    Shows how far we have dropped….Hull and Anderlecht are BIG games for us now…..

  5. Skandalouz says:

    Just let Sanchez do training and match preparation, he’s alot more inspiring than Wenger if you ask me. If Arsenal don’t win tonight we might have to kiss our CL dream goodbye with Gala away and Dortmund home (with Reus and Hummels) in hindsight.

    1. KickAssFan says:

      I’d like Arsenal to qualify with Dortmund, I really hope we top this group

      1. muffdiver says:

        ideal for us is second:

        we have no chance winning it so first is pointless.

        we come third we have to deal with transylvania on a thursday for europa league.
        coming second we play bayern/barca, lose as usual, then can focus on retaining 4th place trophy

        1. KickAssFan says:

          Yeah, we cum second and get drawn against Barcelona, then they spank us real hard and send us packing.

        2. NY_Gunner says:

          @muffdiver
          Hey dude. Don’t knock Transylvania. Vlad and his crew have upped their game considerably, if the latest movie of him is the benchmark of how their rollin now…lmfao

  6. Kip says:

    interesting title here: from invincible to invisible. solve the riddle and know exactly that we won’t ever be the same while stan, arsene and wenger are in charge.

  7. pranavTrue Gooner says:

    I would say only sanchez,welbeck,chambers and wilshere (upto an extend) played well for us. This badly need to change. The likes of santi,rambo,per has to raise their game .

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Wilshere did not play well……..ever*

      *Except that one game against Barcelona

      1. muffdiver says:

        come on he’s had few games .
        we just have to wait a klingon milennia for the next to come

      2. Ks-Gunner says:

        He is one of our best players this year ( even if sounds kinda pathetic ), and also for the English nat. team. Dont be such a troll for f. sake.

  8. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Arsene’s Nike coat came to him in a dream. It brought a message from the other side. Exact words were – drop Wilshere and you shall win.

  9. ryanh27 says:

    Got a feeling we are gonna go on a winning streak starting from tonight

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Dude, that’s what crack just does.

    2. muffdiver says:

      really? nothing to do with the fact we have no big team fixtures in the league for few months?

      1. Hafiz Rahman says:

        we cant even win the small ones…

    3. Mesut O-grillz says:

      we said that with the Hull game. and then….

  10. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Dan Crowley Hat trick for u19…..

    its about time to promote him to replace Wislhere

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Yeah, don’t u think he’s the next Iniesta? I mean all diz lads are always termed de next somebody.

    2. Ks-Gunner says:

      Never go full retard kid. If you do, you might turn into a fat ass yank

  11. Linsagunner says:

    I hope Campbell gets a start over the Ox

    I can’t stress this enough how Joel Campbell has better close control, decision making and is more composed than Chambo

    COYG!

  12. Jogon says:

    This club has really dropped its reputation to the extent that even fans no longer see themselves as a top team. If this feeling continues for the next 4 years, am sure the club will lose 1/4 of its supporters. Teams are supposed to be respecting this club but it seems they also know this is a small team with a big stadium.

    1. muffdiver says:

      if we lose fans, ivan will setup a tour of mongolia and the booboo islands of the aegean sea- to just get more fans- no biggie for daddy warbucks and his crew

    2. KickAssFan says:

      Dude, I know some folks who were once Arsenal fans but today they support Chelsea, some support Liverpool. But I say skriew dem. Once a gunner, forever a gunner, no matter what.

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        @kickassfan
        So right dude. So right…

        1. Gigi2 says:

          yeah, these are feelings what make us fans or not….so till loe da gunners dspiite form, draws or else

  13. palmer17 says:

    I think we’ll win but prob make hard work of it like conceding a soft goal early

  14. leo says:

    Podolski tells BILD: “I want to play football – I’m not the type to sit on the bench. I’ll speak to the coach”

  15. leo says:

    There were protests against stan “Enos” kroenke during Colorado rapids football game even WWE did an article on him & slamming his mgrl skills in handling sports clubs

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @leo
      Stan’s wife is part of the Walton family, owners of Walmart. That should say all you need to know about his business ideology…

  16. fred cowardly says:

    We say that every week

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