Arsenal have been flying high in the Premier League so far this season because despite losing out to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, the Gunners have turned it around to become one of the league’s most in form teams. In fact Arsenal’s performances so far this season have given real belief that Arsenal have the ability to come out on top this season ahead of everyone, rather than just the other half of North London. Winning the league is no mean feat and although the club’s top spot was thrown into doubt yesterday, with a difficult game against WBA; Arsenal managed to pull through with a well fought out draw.
A good second half performance from Wilshere got us the goal, whilst Szczesny and Gibbs were very effective in making sure the score line wasn’t even less in our favour. The game did bring round a few concerns however ultimately I feel that there isn’t too much to worry about.
The main problem from this is the concern that yesterday’s result is a massive two points dropped and the result leaves the Gunners level on points with Liverpool. But what the main concern seems to be is the issue regarding consistency. Arsenal have greatly struggled with consistency in the past, however so far this time around it hasn’t been too much of a problem and in fact I’m confident in suggesting that the latest result against West Brom won’t cause too much of an upset to Arsenal because it could mean we possibly go onto greater things by turning up the tempo once more.
Although I think this title aspiration is ambitious and optimistic, I’m certainly not putting it past Arsenal and if they can truly regain glory this season whether it be in the Capital One Cup, FA Cup, Premier League or even the Champions League (perhaps a little too ambitious now), then it will be pure greatness just for the fans and the players, but for everyone associated with Arsenal in anyway. One thing is for sure, and that is not to let the West Brom game dash your hopes because there is certainly another spring in Arsenal’s step!