Will Arsenal really collapse against Burnley after that performance?

Despite Arsenal giving an out-of-the-world performance against Tottenham this weekend, there is still little belief that we can build on that and start moving up the table again. The reason for that is our inconsistency and our dire away form, and the ex-Man United star Rio Ferdinand finds it hard to believe that Mesut Ozil will reproduce his brilliant performance and the Gunners can beat Burnley next week.

“I’ll back Burnley to win [Sunday’s] game they’re in good form it’s a hard place to go and you don’t know what you’re going to get out of Arsenal,” Ferdinand said. “This isn’t about Mesut Ozil this is about the Arsenal team. The way they played today to a man.

“The pressing the intensity of their game today. But you watch them play 10 games you might get that three or four times and the other five or six it’s not the same.

“At the top of the game when the margins are so small you can’t afford to take your foot off the gas.”

Surely Arsenal won’t rest on their laurels now after beating Tottenham? We have moved to just one point below the Spuds and that should surely be motivation enough to get the Arsenal team to carry on playing like demons.

Shouldn’t it?

Darren N


  1. Drew Loves Arsenal says:

    Look Ferdinand is correct in saying that our team is unpredictable and that is what fustrated alot of gooners as we know on our day we can beat ANYreally ONE…. but he is an ex- man u fan so he obviously doesnt want to see us beat our next opponents… and besides I dont care what he has to say! COYG

    1. TH14-TW14 says:

      Will he say that against his former side? Tell me how consistent Man U has been since Ferguson. All these guys trash talk Arsenal while the do not do same to the others. Has Liverpool been consistent? Has City been consistent in the last three seasons before this season?

  2. Samuel says:

    Burnley aint a crab team believe it or not..their defence looks stronger each day that passes by..lets hope and pray that the real arsenal turns up…OT morata,aguero,salah and lukaku are topping the goalscorer chart and its all wenger’s fault that lacazette is left behind

    1. neil says:


      so many top forwards score goals in last 15 to 20 minutes when the oppostion are tired Makes absolutely no sense why Wenger keeps taking him off.. and when 2-0 up against Spuds I understand he wanted to see the game off but surely 3-0 is better way to do that when we were i control.. soon as Laca came off we were under the cosh !

    2. Phemy says:

      I agree with you absolutely but at the other hand, if lacazette is injury free and not exhausted, he might make the difference for the team come second half of the season.
      But truly I wanted him scoring and seeing off all games instead of being substituted every game. All we needed is injury free and energetic Laca come second half of the season

  3. Howard says:

    Get rid of the ‘Mugabe” and we’ll start winning

  4. LL_cool_gunner says:

    Aside from doing their jobs as pundits, they want us to loose to burnley, they are dissapointed spuds lost to us..

  5. Vlad says:

    I’m really tired of so called pundits talk out of their arses lately, especially when it comes to Arsenal. It seems that everyone and their grandma have some sort of an agenda against us. Burnley beat Swansea, and suddenly they are all that. We beat Spurs, and it’s like it doesn’t even matter because everyone expects us to slip up in the next game. And the funny thing is that we won’t get any credit even if we do beat Burnley in a convincing manner. It’ll be like, “well, it’s just Burnley”. But if they do manage to get something out of the game, then those mofo’s will be all over us again. We just can’t win, can we when it comes to media?

    1. Dotash says:

      Spot on

    2. MWNN says:

      Couldn’t agree more Vlad,

      A lot of the pundits, mainly made up of ex players from other teams that obviously have a bias and grievance against us are never going to give us the credit where it’s due. They’re ex professionals who, you would have thought given that their careers are over and, given that the games has changed since their day, would have some level of objectivity now. I’m not bothered about what comes out of the mouth of Ferdinand, Shearer, Danny Murphy, Chris Sutton et al as their views aren’t born out of frustration like the Arsenal fans themselves, but more so out of malice and spite.

      I know some people won’t agree with me on this but, even the decision that was made in our favour to award a free kick against Spurs’ Sanchez in favour of ours happened the way it did. Spurs didn’t concede the goal because we got the award. The lost the goal because even though it was a free kick, they had ample opportunity to defend it more robustly than they did. I mean, if we had got that same decision, inches outside our own box and with some excellent craft and penetrative, rapier like football. Made up that same distance from outside our box, to their goal and score. As far as the pundits are concerned, should they still be aggrieved that Spurs couldn’t intercept a pass or make a decent tackle in the course of that movement ? We were incorrectly awarded the decision but, we weren’t responsible for their poor defending !

      There is clearly a bias and a vendetta against Arsenal by not only some of their own but horribly more so, those outside of Arsenal !

  6. Ogban says:

    I’m glad we are talking about this. Let’s hope it(criticism of our inconsistency) will be an elixir for Sunday.

  7. Cologne first.
    Let’ s get a result there.
    Nketiah maitland nile.
    The future.

  8. Aussie Jack says:

    Arsenal are a bit like a `brides nightie` and I haven`t enough confidence to say they will beat Burnley. Burnley are doing a bit of a Leicester, it`s the best year they`ve had for some time. The most probable result 1-1 draw, Arsenal to equalize in injury time.

    1. miker says:

      We did the double against Leicester on their dream campaign. Remember that.

  9. The barrel says:

    Complacency and inconsistency are the major problems for Arsenal players. The team is also weak mentally

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