Not everything is Unai Emery’s fault, bad luck plays it part as well.
Arsenal is currently struggling for form in the Premier League this season, however, they would be very much in the race for a Champions League place had they gotten as much luck as some of their competitors have enjoyed.
ESPN used a Luck Index to calculate the points that teams would have had in the Premier League this season if they were luckier and it showed that Arsenal would have had seven more points if they had more good luck.
One of the games that Arsenal dropped points in, according to the Luck Index, was the game against Crystal Palace that ended in a 2-2 draw.
They claim that if VAR had not controversially ruled out Arsenal’s late winner we would have had two more points on the board.
Further, they add that the game against Sheffield United would also have ended with at least one point gained if we had not been denied a penalty when the game was still a scoreless draw.
OK, where to start.
Yes, Arsenal have been unlucky but I do believe things even themselves out over time and for me, this is just a distraction.
Truth is that we have not been good enough and almost every Arsenal fan acknowledges this. Sure, it is annoying when certain teams get the rub of the green but if you are good enough you overcome bad luck.
I am more concerned about how teams manipulate financial fair play and create an unfair playing field. Bad luck annoys the hell out of me and I will moan about it. But I will not use it as an excuse for how poorly Arsenal have been playing.
That is on the manager and players.