After the Viking game I didn’t want to start getting optimistic so waited till t=last nights game against Man City before penning thins post. Overall it was a good game and we were certainly the better team. It looks as if our striker problem may be put on hold whilst we have Iwobi, Akpom and Walcott, if they can all find form at the same moment.
Elneny put in another solid performance and Cazorla managed more pitch time without mishap so midfield is looking good. Cech had a good game but I would say he was at fault for both goals although bad defensive mistakes in front of him led to the shots being attempted.
The one downer for the evening was the injury to Paul Easter which could have been avoided if he hadn’t decided to go into a tackle in injury time when we were leading and the seconds were counting down, totally unnecessary. Puts Wenger under pressure just a week before the EPL KO to get a new CB, although I read this morning that he’s stated he will not get one in, so it looks like it will be Holding and Chambers starting in the centre of defence for the start of the season.
Less than a week to go till our first game against Liverpool, I’m not worried. It was a good result against the new glamour manager of the Premier League.