Arsenal sit third despite not performing at their best
Successful teams win ugly, they win when they should not, they get lucky and scrape wins. Exactly what Arsenal have done over the first eight games.
Liverpool gets dubious last-minute penalties and they are branded formidable. Arsenal comes from behind to win with just ten men and are called lucky.
When Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 or even Newcastle 1-0 they should have done better. When Man City lose to Wolves and Norwich it is called a blip.
I could go on but you get the picture. When Arsenal do not perform to the highest level they are lambasted. When Man City or Liverpool do the same it is a blip or just one of those days.
It is so easy to criticise Arsenal and yet, they are doing better than Spurs, Man Utd and Chelsea.
If any other team had started the season with just one loss, away at Liverpool and be sitting third they would be hailed. When it is Arsenal it is luck and the wheels will come off soon.
Arsenal new signings are not yet firing on all cylinders. Their injured players have yet to even start a Premier League fixture and they still sit third.
Unai Emery has integrated the youngsters beautifully, where is the credit for that? Even Xhaka and Mustafi are improving their games, where is the credit for that? This Arsenal team has shown huge character this season, where is the credit for that?
There are so many positives about Arsenal but it is the negatives that get the most focus, Why is that?
Is it that Arenal fans cannot be happy unless they are having a go at their own team?