Where does the time go? Three years ago today, Highbury House was born……….
I would just like to reiterate to you that in the last 16 years we have been very successful with transfers.
A squad has to have the right number. Not enough players is not good. Too many players and there is no competition any more. That is not very good as well. We will have the right balance when the transfer window closes, don’t worry.
We are worrying Arsene, it’s the 21st August, the transfer window closes in just 12 days and you’ve had all summer.
The new season started on Saturday, it doesn’t start on the 3rd September!!
I wish he’d stop looking back and start looking forward, no wonder we are always playing catch up, the man is stuck in the past!
Another daunting day ahead in the life of an Arsenal fan I fear as the squad have travelled to Turkey ahead of tonights first leg of the Champions League qualifier.
I say squad, it seems like whoever is fit, plays!
It is important not to let the mood drop – after such a disappointing start that will be the difficulty. We will bounce back because the spirit and focus in the team is good, but I don’t deny that this is a massive disappointment for us.
We missed chances, we were a bit unlucky and we got some injuries, all three together. It is a fragile position. There was bit of fatigue as well after [the midweek] international games and all that together created this [result].
What is important is to rebuild confidence before Wednesday night. It is a massive game for us. There is always a lot of danger in a team because it is a human activity multiplied by 25 – it means the negativity can spread quickly.
It is the first game of the season and we want to bounce back from it. Our season will depend on how we respond to this defeat.
Blaming fatigue at such at the start of the season is just wrong.
Anyway, we have had a bit of good news. Monreal is back in the squad and in full training and all our walking wounded from Saturday are fit. Well all bar Oxlade-Chamberlain, he’ll be a huge miss for the time he’s out…….
It is a big test for us tonight. Turkey is never a dull place when it comes to home football fans and those of Fenerbache will be no different. The only way to silence them is goals and plenty of them…
Do we have the fire power to do that?
Will the squad pick their chins off of the floor and grab a victory out there?
Has the manager got the right words to help the players do both?
I sure hope so……..