Arsene Wenger made an illusion about the temperature that water boils at and compared it to the almost very good performances that Arsenal had been putting in at the start of the season, suggesting that the Gunners just needed a few extra degrees of temperature before we hit our own boiling point.
Now I know that many Arsenal fans will argue about how close the team really is to 100 degrees, but it is also clear that if the players could just click properly on the pitch then we would be very formidable opponents indeed. A little bit more composure in front of goal, a little bit more understanding and organisation at the back and a bit more incision from our creative midfielders and we would be scoring goals for fun and keeping clean sheets.
So how do we get there? I think that the manager has to take some of the blame, because he does tend to chop and change a bit as well as playing players like Cazorla and Ozil out of position. The injury situation has obviously not helped, but then the boss has been reluctant to use players like Podolski, Rosicky and Campbell that are desperate to play.
I actually think that the lack of confidence we have been showing comes from the top down and has built up as the results have been going against us. A confident Wenger and team would have taken Sunderland apart yesterday, but we are now getting a few wins under our belt and with two home games against Burnley and Anderlecht next up, there is every chance that our confidence and morale will continue to grow.
Add Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey into the pot and maybe we will soon start to hit that 100 degrees. What do you think Gooners? Is it just a few small things or have Arsenal got more fundamental problems?