Former City star ‘genuinely excited’ about Arsenal’s season

Manchester City’s Micah Richards has stated that he is ‘genuinely excited’ for Arsenal, after the Gunners performance against his former side.

Mikel Arteta’s side were defeated 1-0 at the Etihad on Saturday evening, although the general consensus is that we should have gotten at least a draw following the performance, and Richards was amongst those impressed.

(via Football.London)”They were well-drilled,” Richards said on Sky Sports . “If you look at Arsenal over the last couple of years, you didn’t know their shape.

“At least now, they’ve got a shape, they’ve got a structure, everyone is buying into what Arteta is doing and it’s great to have Thomas Partey coming on, you can just see different pictures and where people are going to be plugging holes.

“I’m genuinely excited for Arsenal, I don’t believe they’re ready to challenge for the title yet, but I think top-four is a realistic aim for them this season.”

If not for a couple of impressive saves, and some less than clinical moments in front of goal, we could well have beaten the goalkeeper on two or three occasions, while Bernd Leno was challenged very little.

We most certainly are eyeing a return to the top four this season, with a view to reclaiming our regular place amongst the Champions League entries, and while a number of our rivals have been far from impressive so far, we have started well.

Should Arsenal be odds-on for a place in the top four? Is it too early to aim any higher than that?

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. Cliff says:

    The team is looking far much better. The lack of creativity in our midfield is so glaring the,somehow Willian is yet to find his footing.

    1. carl shadbolt says:

      play 3 4 3 is killing any chance of creating chances !! and when you decide to play a wide man upfront in stead of 2 proven attackers its worrying !! 4 3 3 is the formation we need to switch to we have the players to play it. The sooner we switch the better !! lets hope Arteta isnt a Don Howe and belives a 1-0 lose or draw is is ok..Go back to go forward style of football is boring as sin !!

      1. Declan says:

        We played 4-3-3, how many times do you need telling by how many people on here?

  2. jon fox says:

    THE SIMPLE UNDENIABLE FACT IS THAT WE ARE NOT ODDS ON WITH THE BOOKIES FOR A TOP FOUR FINISH. FACT , NOT OPINION! I PREFER FACTS TO OPINIONS!

  3. GunneRay says:

    We need to be realistic and accept that turning things round from where we were this time a few years ago, will take time. MA will get the ship sailing again as long as the fans stay calm and support the team. If anyone thought we would be challenging for the EPL this season then obviously it’s time to come back down to earth. I have never expected MA to give as a new Arsenal and with the likes of Everton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Leicester performing well even the big sides can falter. Give MA time and lets see how Willian, Gabriel and Partey can improve things!?

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