Arsenal under pressure? Good, because THEN we perform!

There is a lot said about Arsenal and I do not just mean among us Gooners. In a way I feel that the Gunners are a golden goose for the football media because, in the last 10 years at least, we have been arguably the most entertaining team in the Premier League while also lurching from crisis to disaster and then pulling things out of the fire.

This has given people so much to talk about but I also think it has made reporters lazy when it comes to writing about Arsenal. They all seem to jump on the bandwagon and they do love flogging a dead horse given half a chance. We are still seeing it now to be honest.

If Arsenal concede a sloppy goal then all the talk will be about our ‘well known’ defensive weakness, never mind the fact that the statistics actually show the opposite. Other favourites are that we have a ‘soft centre’ or that we are ‘complacent’ or that we only have one way of playing, are prone to injuries and any number of other criticisms. They don’t like it up em Captain Mainwaring.

I have got well used to hearing the same old tired cliches used about Arsenal but one that I do have some sympathy with is the theory that we are not very good when expected to win and only play our best when really under pressure. I do believe that there is something to this, although our fall from the top of the table two years ago was more to do with injuries than dealing with pressure.

But we have shown many times, like Monaco last year and the last two EPL games, that we can stumble just when everyone starts to expect. On the flip side, Arsenal have produced some stunning results when nobody thought we could, such as beating Bayern Munich this season and away a couple of years back.

Anyway, I think that we are now under pressure again and hopefully the team will pull out another great performance as we have done in the past. Pressure? Pile it on I say because it does seem to bring the best out of the Gunners. Do you agree?

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9 Comments

  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Back in the real world a misplaced Giroud shot in training hits Wenger in the head leaving him unconscious. When he awakes he now thinks he is Gok Wan and the PR team are not sure how they will get through tomorrow’s post match interview.

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      I couldn’t give a Castlemaine XXXX about the post match interview. … So tell me. .. Whats this GokWan like in the transfer market? … Is he likely to spash the cash? ?

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        ? * Splash…
        My spelling is as bad as Payslips grammar! ??

      2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Let’s just say skills is not his top priority and Giroud is staying

        1. Fatboy Gooney says:

          Hahaha
          Oh well… Same old wenger, different name ?
          Thanks mate ?

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Hahaha…….. I know Gok wan too well and he’s Like deep pockets , short hands!

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Again! . … Sounds like wenger, to meeee ?
        Are they twins ? ?

  2. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Yes that’s true but it only seems to work against the bigger teams, when no one expects us to win,
    Which means Sunderland are still a potential banana skin (slip up)…waiting to happen, just like the other 3 clubs that hadn’t beaten us for 10 years! West ham, West Brom and Norwich (draw).

    The Olympiakos game is the pressure one!
    Where everyone is expecting us to fail,
    So if everything runs to form, we will be in the next stage of the champions league!

  3. muda says:

    Am I the only person that think its time for chambers or Beilik to step up and be counted ? Just like Bellerin and Le coq did last year. And Campbell too??

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