We were hoping that Arsenal were going to go on a good run following the moraleboosting victories over Tottenham and Montpellier, but two draws, albeit in away games, has caused that run to slow to a crawl. Arsene Wenger has told us not to worry, though, as he is confident that Arsenal will be ebtter from now on and will be in a better position by the end of the year.
“At the momoent, the two Manchester sides (are top). They have not been spectacular but efficient, and they have made the most of the chances they have created.
“For example, Manchester United have lost three games and have lost in the Champions league as well. It is exactly what we have done but they took more points and had less draws than we did. That has been the difference until now.
“We will come back. Now we have six games, four at home, and if we do well in this block, we have a chance to come back. But of course it is vital for us to do well in these games.”
Arsenal are expected to buy at least two good players in January, but we do not want to be miles off the pace when they arrive. We also face some tough fixtures in January, including Man City and Liverpool at home, Chelsea away and a potential of two games in each of the cup competitions.
It is vital for Arsenal to get on a roll now, with no more injuries, please. A good win against Swansea at the Emirates tomorrow would be a perfect start. I also think we should rest some players for the trip to Athens, assuming that Schalke will not slip up at home to Montpellier.