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.
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.