We're Ready for a Fight
I can’t help but see the draws against Liverpool and Stoke as four points dropped, but we were able to go undefeated at two very difficult away grounds and get out of there without any new injuries. Our loss against Chelsea, however, highlights the faults and frailties that have haunted our squad from mounting a full title challenge in recent seasons.
The return of Ozil and Sanchez showed our weakened level of play without their truly world-class impact. Their return could not have come at a better time, manifesting Wenger’s proverbial “like a new signing”. Welbeck is back in full training, with Coquelin likely to start in the FA Cup draw against Burnley. Campbell continues to impress while growing into the side, and Elneny showed great energy and ambition in his debut!
Expecting another signing before the close of the window is futile, even when considering the news of injury setbacks for Rosicky and Wilshere. The growing squad needs to take the positive from our draw against Burnley and go on a run of wins.
I wouldn’t consider myself an AKB, but I do believe that some decisions are better made without fan input and trust that the man makes every move with the best interest of the club in mind. It is impossible that he does not stress within every inch of his being to make what he feels are the best decisions for the Arsenal. With that in mind, I believe him when he has repeatedly levelled the statement in the post-match interviews, “We’re ready for a fight.”
See our post on Squad Mentallity.