Arsenal to get back to winning ways when they face off against Norwich City today.
This Arsenal squad may not be the best we have seen but it is certainly strong enough to be challenging for top-four. The fact they are not is the reason that Unai Emery is out of a job.
Norwich City may be the home side and did beat Man City but they are second bottom in the standings and there is a reason for that, they are not a very good team.
If both teams played to their true ability then Arsenal will win but that has been the problem for a while now, Arsenal has not been playing to their true ability.
We will know soon enough if the reason for that was Unai Emery or if we, the Arsenal fans, have been kidding ourselves how good this squad really is.
I have found it incomprehensible that a team with the likes of Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette is not able to outscore almost every opponent they face.
I am very confident that Freddie Ljungberg will not make the same mistakes that Emery made. I am certain he will remove the shackles and not be as pragmatic as his predecessor.
I expect to see far more movement off the ball, far more quick passing, less playing out from the back and much more focus on attack.
Emery had it right at the start of last season, it went wrong because he started to focus far more on the opponent and ignored Arsenal’s strengths. I do not see Freddie doing that. He will, I am certain, get the team playing to their strengths and not worry too much about the opponent’s strengths.
Of course, Arsenal cannot be complacent, they have to respect Norwich City but if there is no new manager bounce and another bad result follows then it is time to really be worried.
All things considered, Arsenal should have far too much for Norwich City to handle and I expect a win today.
Norwich City 1 v 3 Arsenal