Optimism can bite you in the behind. It almost always does.
Arsenal held it together at the back against Newcastle on Sunday with Aubameyang as our lone goal scorer. Call me greedy, I expected more.
Looking at the top four spots, our contenders made sure the league knew they were contenders. All except Arsenal and Manchester City played at home.
No sweat though, on any other day, the typical Arsenal would have drawn the match at St. James Park, geordies and all.
But we didn’t.
It’s still early seasons but, the chart looks at Aubameyang’s lone goal compared to some of the top strikers from winning teams.
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We’re excited about Arsenal’s prospects this season and are hopeful about our goals spread across our potent front three: Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe.
On social media, many see each of these men bagging over 20 goals each, with the rest of the goals spread across Gabriel, Nelson, Willock, Cabello, Özil and David Luiz.
The positivity of us thinking about this possibility isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But sometimes, it sets us up for disappointment when the team doesn’t meet our expectations. I’m taking one day at a time with the boys. Half of the team is new and they’ll need time to bed in.