Date:Sunday August 31 2008
Arsenal have been given a quick reprieve after the defeat at Fulham last Saturday.
The shock 1-0 loss at Craven Cottage last week has been dubbed one of the worst performance in Arsene Wenger's tenure. Many of the D&G merchants believed this to be the beginning of the end (Indeed I was beginning to lose hope), but instead of lying back and accepting our fate, the loss was used as a wake up call.
In the two following games the Gunners kept clean sheets in both and scored 7 fantastic goals, but more importantly a sense urgency and passion has been instilled back into the team.
Admittedly the quality of the opposition hasn't been great, but the old adage goes 'that you can only beat what's in front of you', and we have done that comprehensively.
Poor form wasn't the only worry after the Fulham defeat, but the fact that two games into the season and we were already playing catch up. But surprisingly enough, fast forward 7 days and everything is practically even and Arsenal back in some sort of form after a massive slap in the face.
Man United had already drawn one game already this season whilst Aston Villa took points from Liverpool after their chief mascots (Gerrard and Torres) missed vital parts of the game through injury.
The most surprising thing was that Tottenham were able to snatch their first points of the season **chuckle** away at Stamford Bridge, after scoring only their second goal of the season (and are still yet to score one entirely of their own making), practically leveling the playing field for those with title aspirations.
So let's hope that we can take hold of this reprieve with both hands and carry our form into the next few games.
Damn these international breaks.
Date:Sunday August 31 2008
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