Chill! Arsenal can still make Top Four and win trophies this season…

One would assume that after seeing Arsenal lose their first two games to Man City and Chelsea the players would think they have an uphill battle to get back up the table and have a little bit of a confidence problem, but it seems that Emery has really got this team believing in themselves and confident of getting wins under their belt.

This is what Henryk Mkhiyaryan said yesterday: “I’m not just playing football to play, I’m always playing football to win games and titles. At the end of your football career, people are going to remember you for what you have achieved, what you have won. I’m playing to win titles, I’m doing my best for this club to win titles and of course that’s my main goal.”

“We don’t have any pressure,” he said. “We are not thinking that something is going wrong because we’re on the right way. Even if we lose the first two games, it doesn’t mean we’re not going to finish in the top four.

“We still have 36 games to go and anything can happen in the English Premier League, everybody knows that. We’re staying positive with our heads up, just working hard for the next games.”

That is the attitude we want to see from our players. They seem to really believe that Emery is going to make them into world beaters, and although they are still learning how the Spaniard wants them to play they know they are getting better every day. Maybe we can get on a winning run, starting today, and by the time we play City and Chelsea again they will know that it won’t be quite so easy.

Onwards and Upwards! Top Four here we come!



  1. gotanidea says:

    Like the optimism, but let’s see what will happen in the next eight Premier League games

    Three more losses in eight games could mean goodbye to the top four

    If Arsenal cannot handle West Ham at home, the abilities and the motivation of the regular starters should be seriously questioned

  2. Wolfgang says:

    Until the md has some giants,Arsenal will be outmuscled.Compared to the early of
    Veira and company ,the md today is easily brushed aside.I know the SA south American
    is a wc player ,but in a one on one he would lose.Size counts in the epl.
    As for finishing 4th,its still a long way.The gunners could qualify but its along shot.
    The most urgent task is to win against WH.Failure wont be a disaster but it will add more pressure to the Spaniard.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      What do you mean by a one on one, which player has the ball, or has neither got it, is it a high ball …do you mean 50/50 type stuff.

    2. will says:

      Hmmm you’ve never watched Kante it Makelele boss a midfield then. Size isn’t as important as desire, anticipation, aggression and technique.

  3. Crispen says:

    We will make top 3 this season.

  4. amo says:

    Slim chance, mancity, liverpool,chelsea, manunited, spurs still may retain thier position. Arsenal is likely to improve as we move forward. Still the club needs to invest in central back area.
    kos will be back and if he stays fit we stand achance. Fielding of players will also be key.

  5. John Ibrahim says:

    our first 3 points and first home win….

    a very sad return for wilshere

  6. barryglik says:

    Any where from 7th to 2nd.

  7. Grandad says:

    Realistically, until our frailties at the back have been resolved we are very unlikely to make the top four. Indeed if Emery continues to play Bellerin and Mustafi we might well finish outside the top ten. Sorry to sound so pessimistic but defensively we are no better than we were last season.

    1. ArsenalWarsANewHope says:

      You’re absolutely right. And I’m starting to suspect it has to do with Steve Bould staying at the club.

  8. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    news doing the rounds that :
    Mesut Özil is ill (again). he won’t make the squad for the Westham game

    Source : THE SUN

  9. David Rusa says:

    I have been at pains to understand some people on this website. How can you claim to be an Arsenal fan and yet you are always so negative about the team? Let us get real. Nobody has ever been coerced to support any team, so if you feel Arsenal is bogus support another team. I am hoping Jon Fox, who is endowed with strong words, can take on some of these pretenders. It is nonsensical to always denigrate the team you claim to support. What will the opponents do then? It is simply disgusting for this website to be turned into Arsenal opponents website under the guise of free speech. It started as a genuine struggle against Arsene Wenger but now it seems to have assumed a different dimension, that of anti-Arsenal establishment! Isn’t it ridiculous that you read more anti-Arsenal propaganda than pro-Arsenal writings on this site? Enough should be enough. I feel Admin needs to wield the long stick and refuse to publish some extremely negative propaganda or else some of us might be forced to leave this site to the extremists which will be extremely sad. How can some people turn Unai Emery into a punch bag even before he has played five games? Is that what real Gooners should do?

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I remember before the internet there was never a player I didn’t like. Every bit of snippet in the news was like gold dust, it was great when the back page focused on what’s happening at the Arsenal. Them just being an Arsenal player meant more than anything else. Granted I was young but I got the same impression with any other fan I met, never remember myself or anyone else speaking bad about their players back then. I think the way punditry went had allot to do with it, in the past your ex players wouldn’t speak barely a bad word about the players maybe the team performance but they wouldn’t take a hatchet to the players like today’s pundits. I’m sure there’s examples that could prove me wrong but Arsenal definitely seemed a different type of club, even the way you’d hear non fans saying @ The Arsenal” like it really stood for something.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Dave and Break-on through, I totally agree with your sentiments having followed Arsenal for 56 years through good times and bad. I had to catch the odd game on Match of the Day and wait until Goal Magazine arrived at the newsagent from England, usually at least a month or two behind, to read about the Arsenal players.
        I find the negativity on here at the moment quite depressing and wonder if the site has been infiltrated by non Arsenal fans?

    2. Xxnofx says:

      @david Rusa
      So because some of us have different options about how club we should be banned or not have our opinions posted ?
      What a boring world that would be .
      You sound like you think the world against arsenal ,don’t you think we has a club have bought this on ourselves ?
      Yes it’s a new manager and we are rebuilding but haven’t we been through this every year for the last 12 years ,how many more years of rebuilding are you happy to give the club .
      We were told when the stadium was built we would be able to compete with everyone ,now if my maths is right that was quite a few years ago now and we seem to have gone backwards ,no premier league titles ,no reaching the last few rounds in the champions league .maybe some of us fans are sick and tired of the boards greed and false lies .
      Don’t come on here telling fans to go support another team because you don’t like their posts ,I don’t like yours but do you hear me telling you to go support another team or to have your post not posted by admin
      And whats with the call out with Jon fox just because he writes long winded posts and again doesn’t like to hear other opinions of others you think he’s some kind of arsenal fan legend ?i don’t need backing of other posters on here ,I tell it how I see it without having to get personal to others ,and if you don’t agree with my opinions that’s fine that’s what a fan forums for .

  10. Break-on-through says:

    Did anyone see the speed test results, I’m guessing most of you have. Talk about surprises, that has to change if everyone was at top shape at the same time, but the way they added the percentage of top speed with it made it seem like it wouldn’t change much. How is Xhaka Mustafi and Sokratis faster than Torriera who came in in last place. How is Sokratis faster than Welbeck and Iwobi, that can’t be true, Welbeck is one of our quickest players. I don’t trust those results. It must have been a speed test with an added ingredient which the publisher failed to mention because all he seen was the score card that Auba posted.

  11. Sydney says:

    Give Unai space, we seem to be on the right track, we are not yet there but with time we will be. Top four is not a far fetched dream.

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