There isn’t a whole lot going on today, which is a good thing.
The worst case scenario would be that all the good results we’ve had so far either A) get blown out of proportion and people started screaming “I told you so” at the top of their lungs at every opportunity or B) the opposite of A) and the cynics start talking about luck and how Everton were in disarray and how we need to buy £100m worth of players or we won’t win shite. Let’s just take the middle road, relax, and see what happens against Pompey this weekend.
After all, we’re only 1 game into the season so far.
I mean, it would be just as big a mistake for Man U fans to write off their team after losing to Burnley. Burnley’s not a big team but they have a lot of heart. I remember last year when Arsenal’s Carling Cup Kids lost 2-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor and I remember thinking that we’d go in there and roll over them, but Jensen was a monster that night and the crowd was supportive and Burnley did a great job all over the pitch. What is it that they say about any given Saturday, any Premier League squad can beat any other squad?
Anyway, there isn’t anything going on today. According to the papers Arsenal haven’t even made a bid on any new names, if anything, we’re losing out on Chamakh and Coutadeur. We could see something happen next week now that Joleon Lescott has been basically dropped by David Moyes. As I’ve said, I believe that deal is the linchpin for something that Arsene Wenger has in mind with Senderos leaving and some backup defender coming in.
I suppose there is a “story” what with Mooney talking up the team spirit and saying that Arsenal have hammered out the defensive problems but you’ll pardon me if I’m just going to wait on those two. I’m sure everything IS great right now, it sure looks like it on the pitch, and I sincerely hope that we go 38-0-0 all season, scoring an average of 6 goals per match. But realisticially, there will be rough patches ahead and that’s where the team really shows its character.
Or maybe the real story is that Arsenal are strengthening their management team. I don’t know, I haven’t had a chance to think about that yet.
There’s a free video over at the dot com, explaining the injury situation and why Eduardo was replaced with Wilshere on the bench Tuesday. Check it out.
That’s pretty much it for today, the boss will do his interview tommorrow so look for that. It’s a perfect start to the season, let’s just keep plugging away.