Nervous November is the biggest test yet for Arsenal

The Gunners have had a brilliant October with 5 wins and a draw in all competitions, and many Arsenal fans will say that that is normal, in fact last year we won all five of our EPL and ECL fixtures starting with the 3-0 drubbing of Man United, although our reserves were beaten 3-0 by Sheff Weds in the League Cup.

But November is the month we all fear as we were knocked of our pedestal at this time last season with a massacre against Bayern Munich, draws with Tottenham and Norwich and a loss against West Brom. The only game we won was the ECL match against Dinamo Zagreb. It was November that brought out the first WengerOut banners of the season….

But can this year be different? Our new squad depth means we can rotate a bit more, but we still have some daunting fixtures. Hopefully we can start the month off with an easy win in Bulgaria against Ludogrets, but then we have our rivals Tottenham at home. The following weekend we are at Old Trafford, where our record is less than good, and then we have the crucial Champions League tie with PSG to decide who tops the Group.

The month ends with a home Premier League fixture against Bournemouth and our EFL reserves take on Southampton. As Wenger said, this is the month we will find out if we really are an improved team or not. Le Prof said: “I believe we are more mature than previous seasons, yes, but that’s what we want to show over a longer distance, and that’s what is at stake,”

“We now have a difficult November. By the end of the November we’ll know more about ourselves.”

We certainly will! It may not be as easy as October, but if we are to be real challengers then we have to win these upcoming games to prove ourselves. It may be nervous, but I’m looking forward to shutting up our critics once and for all.

Sam P


  1. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Tough Month, But we have a great team ready to kick behind

    1 Nov –
    Ludogorets vs Arsenal

    6 Nov –
    Arsenal vs Tottenham

    19 Nov –
    Man United vs Arsenal

    23 Nov –
    Arsenal vs Paris SG

    27 Nov –
    Arsenal vs Bournemouth

    30 Nov – Football League Cup Quarter-final
    Arsenal vs Southampton

    1. bashman says:

      all Ws no Ds or Ls

      1. muffdiver says:

        take 4 points from man u tottenham
        destroying mourinho at trafford will boost everyone

        draw vs psg is enough

        wont all be w’s , squad isnt elite enough to rotate and still compete. first 11 are top notch
        but beyond that 11 against the best it gets tough

        november will be huge

        1. bashman says:

          dont know m8 all the subs have been superb lately. giroud,elneny,gibbs even ox.

  2. muffdiver says:

    happy halloween to all my fellow gooners

    dont be scared of the chainsaw, just the guy with the leather face waving it around


    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Muff “D”…Whats good My Ninja?

  3. Dennis says:

    It depends which arsenal show up this month, the one we saw against chelsea or the one we saw against borough. If we beat ludagorets we gather momentum into totenham, a week off then UTD is the next victim

  4. Kumagaya says:

    All the first 11 playere r important in nov but Key to the is Santi. Avoid sant8 tommorrowvand utilize him beggining with the other team from London. If Wenger dont start Ramsey in Nov wevshall win all games. He shud start in Dec when fatigue creeps in. I wish to have minimum rotation this month but with early super subbs. When we win all the games, admin, i wiah to receive a magician tropy as well from you

  5. Budd says:

    Last November we had much easier games: Scums at home and away at WBA and Norwich. We drew two and lost against WBA. We played at Bayern and lost without even putting a fight and won against Zagreb. This year fixtures on November are much tougher. If we manage to still be in the striking distance of the first place and beat PSG or at least finish above them then I will say we may have a chance. This is the month gooners fear but not me, to me December – January equates to a sharp drop in the form especially from Boxing Day and after New Year. Well, I guess we will see.

  6. Dawa says:

    November seem to be our trickiest month in recent years. This November is even trickier. if we can win Spurs and Bournemouth, and draw Man United, that would be okay. So by all means, Sunday game against Spurs is a must win.

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