Arsenal have been in excellent form recently – but it came to an abrupt end yesterday when we travelled to St Mary’s and lost 4-0.
As usual after an Arsenal defeat, the Twittersphere went mental, with some Arsenal fans ridiculously calling for Arsene to resign.
We’ve done fantastically well of late – with wins over Olympiakos and Manchester City the highlights. Arsenal have been overconfident in my eyes recently so a kick up the back side does us no harm.
Arsenal always put in a response after a defeat so against Bournemouth tomorrow I expect a result. We’re at home which is a big plus and we’ve got Newcastle after that at home and then Sunderland away – so we should in theory be able to get our season kick-started again with a decent run of wins.
Then we have Liverpool and Stoke both away, so that will give us a barometer of how we are this season.
Leicester City lost against Liverpool which was a big favour for us and on Tuesday Leicester host Manchester City so they will knock points off each other.
So a win against Bournemouth will give us a good base to re-ignite our campaign.
No team is perfect and it is impossible to expect Arsenal to put in an excellent performance in every single game. We were poor against Southampton and while they say playing badly and winning matches is a sign of champions, along with our poor performance we were unlucky.
Martina scored a goal which was ridiculous, and while it was great for him I’m pretty sure if he tried that 100 more times it wouldn’t have flew in like it did yesterday. The second goal was questionable with Long’s trip on Koscielny and after that we collapsed. Yes, we were utterly shite but at 0-0 or even losing at 1-0 there’s always a chance of nicking something to get back into the game.
So there we are. After an apparently ‘disastrous’ defeat to Southampton we are still second in the Premier League, only two points off Leicester City who have yet to go to Old Trafford, The Emirates, The Etihad, White Hart Lane, Stamford Bridge and only just went to Anfield yesterday (and lost).
2016 can be a massive year for Arsenal and I believe.