The media had it in for Arsenal when Arsene Wenger was in charge and it would appear that nothing has changed with the arrival of Unai Emery. They were calling for his head after the first two defeats even though they were against the last two EPL Champions, and when Emery finally got his first three points against the Hammers, the focus wasn’t on the success but on the absence of Mesut Ozil through illness.
Emery clearly explained the reason for Ozil’s absence but the media are portraying it as a power struggle between the manager and the midfielder which is causing problems in the dressing room. From what has been said by every Arsenal player it is clear that the players are enjoying the new training regime and truly believe that they are improving all the time. Now our new midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has spoken out when asked about the atmosphere in the dressing room. “No, there are never tensions,” the 19-year-old said. “We know what we are capable of, we have a great squad, a great staff. It’s a great club, we know we can do great things this year.
“Of course we lost the first two matches but there were very positive things in those first two matches, it should be noted.
“So now we won against West Ham and maybe we showed people who didn’t believe in us that we will be there this season and you have to count on us until the end of the season.”
So yet another Arsenal player has agreed that there is confidence and togetherness in the squad, but all the media this morning is full of criticism of Ozil and the bad feelings between the players, but without any evidence whatsoever!
We must rise above this anti-Arsenal hype and believe what the manager, the club doctor and the players are saying. And they are all positive!