What a Load of Arse-nal

It’s been 8 years and counting for Arsenal fans since they last saw an Arsenal team lift a trophy. Competing in 3 finals since then, the Gunners have failed in every attempt, despite opposition such as the soon-to-be relegated Birmingham City.

Is he still the right man for the job after a near 8 year trophy drought?

Following a relatively strong start to the season, Arsene Wenger’s men have since collapsed under the brink of defensive pressure, with Steve Bould’s plaudits and praise, quickly becoming extinct. What seemed to cause this collapse is unknown, yet, what most Arsenal fans and football fans in general will tell you, is that the Gunner’s performances since the end of September have been a carbon copy of the weak Arsenal teams which have previously been dominated by the Stoke’s and Bolton’s of the Premier League.

Questionable transfers this summer such as Alex Song and Robin van Persie have mounted pressure on Arsene Wenger yet again, with chants of “We Want Our Arsenal Back” being heard throughout games. Adding further salt to the Frenchman’s wounds has been the poor form of his summer signings such as Lucas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

If last weekend was any indication of both of these signings potential, Arsenal fans are in for a real treat in which they will be subject to goals and wonderful attacking play, yet, the defensive qualities of the Gunners will be always be questioned. Only time will tell of the new look Arsenal team, but as seen in the previous 2 months, fans may have to sit through some of the same old – same old.


3 responses to “What a Load of Arse-nal

  1. As a long suffering Arsenal fan, I tend to be eternally both pessimistic and optimistic at the same time. Defensively we are just not secure enough as a unit, Santos is a joke as a defender and the passing of late has not been Arsenal like, giving the ball away in mid-field regularly. On the upside, since the article was written, we’ve had some good results against Spurs and Montpelier. Giroud is starting to settle and make an impact, although I’m not sure he can keep it going. Wilshere back and getting stronger is a major plus, and with Cazorla and Podolski rediscovering their form after a few poor games….just maybe we’re on the way back. But we need a positive result at Villa to keep this run going. After Villas 5 goal hammering last week, there’s no excuse if Arsenal do not take all 3 points today.

  2. Having watched the Arsenal game, they seem to be lacking that creativity that we saw in previous seasons. Perhaps we would have seen it last season, if not for the heroics of Van Persie and his combination with Alex Song. Will be interesting to see if Wilshere, with a couple of games under his belt, can re-create a cutting edge in the side and a hunger that has not been present throughout the team this season

  3. Well the optimism is well and truly dead & buried, 2 draws and 1 home loss since my last post.Wilshere has had no immediate impact on creativity and the reat of the team is very flat. Arsenal not creating chances is a very bad sign. As bad as things have gotten in the past, they always created lot of chances. This may well be Wengers first failure at Champions League qualification….unless they win it and that aint gonna happen without a miracle.

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