A quick look at the Premier League table will tell Arsenal fans that we are already off the pace, with three of our big Premier League rivals sitting above us. Apart from the very obvious fact that the Gunners have not started the season very well though, I do not think we need to worry too much about two of those rivals.
Man United have somehow won two and drawn one of their games but they have been poor and have been lucky with their opponents. Their two 1-0 wins came through an own goal and a deflection while their defence still looks shaky and Rooney looks like he couldn´t score in a brothel (although we know that he can).
And as for Lucky Liverpool and their smarmy manager, their incredible luck surely cannot last. After his unbelievable cheek or arrogance led to him praising the linesman that incorrectly allowed Benteke´s goal against Bournemouth, Rodgers was at it again last night.
As reported by The Mirror, he praised the obviously bad decision to disallow Ramsey what should have been the winner at the Emirates.
The Liverpool boss said, “His shirt looks offside. Great decision by the linesman.”
Let´s just wait and see what he says when some of these ´great´decisions begin to against his team. People are talking about them being much improved, with Jamie Carragher praising their defensive record so far, crowing that they have yet to concede. But they have and not just to Ramsey, because Bournemouth also had a goal disallowed for a foul that never was.
So without their luck, Liverpool would actually have conceded twice and only scored once, against Stoke. I know Arsenal have to improve, and quickly, but I do not think we need to worry about this early start from United and Liverpool, because it does not tell the whole story.