Arsenal have got back on track in some respects, but as Arsene Wenger said a few times recently it takes a long time to build confidence and find top form while it can be lost very quickly indeed, so this week’s Premier League game at home to reigning EPL champions Leicester City is another huge one for the Gunners.
If the Arsenal team does carry on with the improved effort and effective football that we have seen from them in the draw with Man City and the win over West Ham, we still stand a good chance of finishing in the top four and continuing the remarkable record of qualifying for the Champions League in every full season under Arsene Wenger.
That is the very least that Arsenal need to do, though, and even that will not take away too much of the pain that we Gooners will feel at the end of the season, because this is the year when the shift of power in north London that Spud fans have been vainly banging on about for years is finally going to happen.
It all depends on Arsenal, of course, and whether we can win our games in hand, but the Premier League table right now is looking a lot better from an Arsenal point of view, with our chances of getting another top four finish under Arsene Wenger having gone from stone cold to cool to lukewarm in the space of a week.
And now that we have Sky Sports reporting that Jurgen Klopp will be without his Senegal international striker Sadio Mane for the rest of the season with surgery need to fix his knee injury, I reckon those chances have heated up even more and made the scousers the team for us to hunt down rather than Man City.
It may seem boring to some fans out there that i keep on hammering on about Arsenal’s midfield problems but what am i expected to do when our coach refuses to address a problem that has cost us points and games for some seasons now?
The days of Arsenal’s dominance in the Premier League was made possible because we had a good midfield that was the live wire of the team. Apart from Thierry Henry who was a midfielder turned striker, most of the stars of the team were midfielders! We had Bergkamp, Viera, Pires, Lungberg and Silva. These were players who controlled and won games for us! The midfield of a team has to be strong and sound, if a team wishes to win games and trophies. A list of successful teams both past and present, will open ones eyes to the importance of a strong midfield.
The frustration of the Arsenal fans, or at least a section of them, has been part of football life in England for almost 10 years now. Ever since the Gunners moved to the Emirates Stadium from Highbury the success and silverware that we enjoyed in the first 10 years under Arsene Wenger dried up and the only thing keeping most of us from joining the Wenger Out Brigade was the realisation that the Prof was doing very well on what resources the club could give him.
I have been thinking about Arsene Wenger’s predicament at Arsenal and the thought that came to my mind was, “If Wenger had a family, would he consider their opinions in taking a final decision about coaching Arsenal for next season?”
Ladies and gentlemen of good repute, we surely know the impact our families play in our day to day decision makings. We know how it is important to consider them and their opinions in whatever we do. For the married men amongst us, we all know how influential our wives can be; they are very important in our lives and at times we are lost in decision, we go to them for a little prep talk! So, I ask this important question, does Wenger have a wife to run to? Who does he consult with in his decisions makings?
It’s been a very challenging past month for the Gunners, with some truly shocking performances. Defeats against Chelsea and Liverpool were bad enough, yet to mix in the absolute embarrassment against Bayern Munich over two legs is just something that is unforgivable for Arsene Wenger. Big changes need to happen soon at the club, but one player, Nacho Monreal, believes a rise in form is just around the corner.
Monreal, who much like Arsenal, has been largely inconsistent this season. Often hailed as one of the best defenders in the league, Monreal has not given that impression off at all this season and has been very poor in comparison to previous campaigns.
One of my songs of all time is the classical hit song by Bobby McFerrin titled “Don’t worry, be happy”! Whenever I listen to this song, it takes my mind off the worries of life; Instead of being bothered over trival issues, I become happy because happiness places you in a good emotional state.
I would like to recommend this song to every Arsenal fans out there; forget your worries and just be happy! Now, these are the situations I will ask you to worry less and just be happy…
The Gunners were 5-0 winners over Lincoln FC in the FA Cup clash on Saturday to prove that their season is not all dead and gone, as it seems following back to back defeat against Liverpool (3-1) and (Bayern Munich 5-1 home and away) in the UEFA Champions League.
Be that as it may b, Theo Walcott got the breakthrough goal for Arsenal to open the scoring as goals kept coming in the second half.
The game was a true reflection of the score line as Arsenal dominated the game thus making Lincoln to be second best in the entire contest.
Whoever said there was little power in a protest, must really be joking. There is power in numbers; numbers have elected leaders, numbers have impeached leaders. The voice of the people can be considered to be the voice of the Lord. Finally, the voices of displeased Gooners are being heard and the Arsenal board is starting to respond.