I’m back in Avignon after four weeks where I was rarely sober. I have a new charger for my PC so am raring to go….. GunnersoreArse is back with a bang, but yesterdays game makes it feel like a whimper.
With a fairly easy run of games coming up, most Arsenal fans saw yesterdays game against West Brom as the start of a winning run to put us top of the league before Christmas……….. well we were fucking wrong weren’t we! Our boys once again showed how inconsistant they can be….. 73% possession, eleven shots on goal and we managed just the one goal from Giroud. The Baggies had four shots with one shot on target and scored twice. Cazorla missed his first ever penalty in the Premier League and both Gibbs and Cambell had good chances that they flunked. Oh but Arteta got a goal.
You just have to laugh in the face of such bad luck and the bad luck continues with injuries, the one we’ve all been dreading…… The Big Cock. It looked like just a knock but the Frenchman isn’t a player who goes off the field easily, he is one who would stay on no matter what, so do we read into that something serious?
It was all rather disapointing but give West Brom credit for playing the game with energy and commitment. They threw themselves at everything. What was even more disappointing was City losing to Liverpool and therefore, a win for us would have put us two points clear at the top. A wasted chance.
Up until yesterday we were the in form team, with five wins and a draw in our last six games but now, in a very bizarre situation, we have Leicester and Stoke topping the in form league, with Leicester top of the Prem on 28 points, two clear of Man Utd. I wonder what the betting is for Leicester to win the League? Could be worth a punt! I’ve just checked and Sky Bet have them at 100/1….. worth a tenner?
Next up is Dynamo Zagreb……. I’ve got mixed thoughts now about the Champions League. I’m tending towards finishing fourth in the group and going out, Spursday night football doesn’t fill me with any excitement.
Then on to Norwich away next weekend before we meet Sunderland at home and then Remi Gardes new Villa on the 13th December at Villa Park. One must hope that these will be winnable and put us back in contention before we host Man City on the 19th December. If we can keep the injuries to a minimum (what chance of that?) then I still believe we can do it. Wilshere and Welbeck should be back soon and I’m hoping Coq au Vin only has a knock to his knee and nothing more serious.
Right, Sunday morning, sun is shining, my mood is improving so time for a glass of Sauvignon and some spicy chirizo. Keep the faith Sore Arses, enjoy life wherever you are in the universe and don’t forget…. it’s just a game of football.