Ian Wright is now worried about Arsenal’s poor start to games

Arsenal found themselves setting an undesirable record when Fulham managed to score against them within the first minute of their recent Premier League encounter over the weekend.

This occurrence marks the third time this year that the Gunners have conceded a goal within the opening minute during league matches. This unfortunate trend also emerged twice during the previous season. Notably, the Fulham match represented the first instance of this happening in the current campaign.

With these recurring early concessions causing concern, former Arsenal player Ian Wright has expressed growing apprehension regarding the way Mikel Arteta’s team begins their matches.

Speaking after the game, Wright said, as quoted by The Daily Mail:

‘A little bit worried. There is a bit of sloppy play. I think they need to tighten up at the start of games.

‘There were times when I was watching the game and I felt nervous for us. We don’t seem to be as confident as I thought we could have been in managing the game once we got back into it when we were 2-1 up.’

‘I think that’s a little bit of a worry because there are things that happen,’ he added.

Just Arsenal Opinion

We have not started this season the best way and must improve our performances as soon as possible to have a good campaign.

However, it is just three games in and we truly do not need to panic too much at this stage of the term and remember, we remain unbeaten.

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  1. He should be after the first 3 games played ,to me Arteta is trying to reinvent the wheel when what he should have been doing is building on what made us successful last season .
    200 million spent and I don’t see us any stronger than last year TBH
    Does Rice offer us anything different to partey accept from abit more height ?
    Was havertz needed ?
    Timber was unfortunate obviously.
    Time will tell as the season progresses I suppose .

    1. Let’s be honest no man on earth is perfect. Most people learn from their mistakes, few people have the ability to learn from other’s mistakes. But when you learn from your mistakes, it’s easier for you to amend in short period of time. And In Arteta’s case. I think he intends to use havertz as double 8 with Odegard and not as xhaka’s replacement in a flat 4:3:3 formation as seen last season.. so it works in our first two games due to team spirits and we keeping most of the possession as usual. I believe Arteta will revert to last seasons formation against man united using rice as xhakas replacement. Havertz also has his strengths if he can get back to his leverkusen form. As for me, I get what Arteta is trying to instill into the team and we need to have enough patience. I see greater future with Arsenal and Arteta. If havertz get back to his known form, with his height, then we have two odeegard with different visions . I swear Arteta is wise, we need to give him time to get havertz to what he want from him….. please my fellow gunners, let’s have patience. It’s still early to be panic.

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