In football, using the tactic of working hard, pressing the opposition high and giving your all should really be a given on any occasion, but for Arsenal it feels as if it is a special tactic that Arsene Wenger and the players save for a rainy day and only bring it out every now and then, usually in a big game when the pressure is on.
Well this is going to be just the third game in a long Premier League season but I think it is safe to say that the pressure is already on the Gunners and our manager, despite his insistence that there is no need to panic after losing away to Stoke.
With Manchester United already establishing a lead over Arsenal I think it is vital that we not only get something from the trip tom Anfield on Sunday, but that all three points come back to north London, so that is one reason for Arsenal to start fast and give 100 percent.
Another is that Jurgen Klopp’s side have a Champions League qualifier to deal with tonight and the late goal scored by Hoffenheim in Germany last week means that they have to give it their full focus and effort. This early in the season a midweek game could kleave the players a touch jaded so Arsenal really need to make them work and hope that our supposedly greater energy levels give us an advantage that could be crucial.
If Arsenal start slowly again then we only have ourselves to blame if the game does not go our way. But can Wenger get the Gunners fired up for it?