Hapless Gunners again leave me angry, frustrated and sad after draw
Anger. Frustration. Sadness. These three words best describe the feeling I get nowadays from watching Arsenal play any team. Once upon a time an Arsenal game would thrill me, it would make me smile, it would fulfill me. Even when we lost in years gone by, there was always a feeling of hope. But those days are slipping away. Right now even hope is a distant feeling and as the saying goes; we’re nothing without hope.
Once upon a time I would really look forward to the next Gunners game; and the thought of missing one; even one that finished at 1am, was unheard of. After the Bolton match on Wednesday I thought to myself; what a waste of time! I was so sleepy during that match and yet I stayed up until the final whistle hoping that Arsenal would get that elusive goal. Yes we played a pretty decent game and dominated for the 90 minutes, but what use is domination if you don’t score? Football is judged purely on the goal hitting the back of the net, and we didn’t do that.
So the Gunners are down to seventh in the log with Newcastle and even Liverpool ahead of us. Shame. The only bright light I saw during the Bolton game was Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain. He is a star in the making and Arsene Wenger needs to let him play 90 minutes. Infact The Ox should not have been subbed as he looked like one of the few players going for a goal. Theo Walcott should have gone out instead. The chances Walcott missed could have ensure our three points. Grrrrr! And now it looks like Jack Wilshere won’t be coming back anytime soon as once again Arsenal’s superb team of medical staff cannot “fix” him. Grrrrr again!
This weekend we face Blackburn at Emirates stadium. And when I think of the last Blackburn game, I shudder. I watched it the day of my birthday party and what a damper it was. 4 – 3 was the result there if you have forgotten. And it was not in our favour. What is even more depressing is that Wenger let the transfer window come and go without adding even one defender. When Robin Van Persie was on his scoring spree, Arsenal were still leaking goals and drawing matches.
Look what happened against Aston Villa on Sunday. We concede as many as we score and draws will only make our season worse. Yesterday I tweeted to my Man U and Man City friends to coach us Gunners how to get used to watching Thursday night football. I know you haven’t started to yet; but by the end of the season you’ll be experts on Thursday night football. But when I got thinking, I realised that even a Europa spot isn’t assured.
Arsenal are sinking and heaven forbid we could do a Liverpool and finish outside a European football guaranteeing spot. Maybe that’s what we need for Wenger to realise that we must get back on track. Arsenal have become a sweet team, but I want us to become a strong, ruthless and competitive side once again. I want Arsenal to make me feel alive again, I want to stay up until 1am watching the team I love so much and not give the time a second thought.
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