I am not complaining about the bad luck that Arsenal have had so far this season, well not much anyway, but I do think that the start could have been so much better for the Gunners if we had just had a little bit better luck, or less good luck.
Arsenal have had some harsh red cards, lenient refereeing for our opponents, a string of unfortunate injuries like Giroud’s bizarre tibia break and just have not really had the rub of the green. I’m sure that we will have our own good luck as the campaign wears on but I don’t think we should ignore the things that have gone against us and blame everything on the players and Arsene Wenger.
If you don’t believe me, check out the two Premier League games played today, in which both Liverpool and Stoke won when they would have lost without a huge portion of luck going their way. QPR battered the scousers for much of the game but a combination of the ball not running right for them, the woodwork and some poor finishing kept them in it. And two fortunate won goals gave them a 3-2 win. And Stoke were completely outplayed by Swansea but were gifted an equaliser with a terrible penalty decision which gave them the second half impetus and changed the game.
Arsenal haven’t had much go our way so far but it should even itself out over the season. And we do need to improve in many departments on the pitch as well, although that is easier to do when you don’t think the world is against you. What I am saying Gooners, is that the season is young and with a bit of luck we would be in a much better position than we are in now. It happens sometimes that we have a good early run which tails off or we finish strongly.
Trust to luck and the quality of our team will shine through. That Wenger trophy is ours, I bet you!