The premier league is a very amazing league and it gets more amazing as we get to the tail end of the league.
With each passing month, you get less time between games.
Less time to sulk over the last game, less time to rest, less time to prepare for the next game but that’s what makes the league interesting yeah?
Anyways, while some of y’all are still in tears over the next game and reading up on Marcus Rashford getting that new contract, our next game is here and boy did it come fast.
We play Swansea tomorrow, Wednesday and truth be told, that defeat on Sunday to Man United is still fresh in our hearts but we have to move on yeah??
That’s what being a professional entails, innit?? Don’t dwell on the past, focus on what’s ahead.
This really makes me wonder how professional our players are though, tomorrow gives us a chance to test that professionalism.
Well, Swansea themselves lost their last game 2-1 to Spurs, after going ahead early, they somehow messed up and allowed Spurs to take that game from them.
How ironic that we face the Swansea that were defeated by Spurs just before we face Spurs themselves at the Weekend.
The North London derby, is upon us and this could be the most important North London Derby there ever was.
Not trying to get over our heads, let’s go back to talking Swansea.
Wenger had his presser today and he had a lot to say about us having a bad week and how it is expected of us to come out of that with a positive attitude.
Wenger admitted his players had endured a tough week, not helped by intense criticism from ex-players and pundits.
‘We had a very bad week but it’s down to us to make this a very good week,’ the Frenchman said in his press conference ahead of the clash against the Swans on Wednesday.
‘That’s why you love competition, a bad week isn’t permanent and it’s how you respond that is the beauty of sport. Things change quickly one way or another.’
I look at those statements and wonder if our players have the right attitude to turn this around.
When you consider the fact that we were top at new year and now we are 3rd, 5 points behind the leaders, we have won only 3 of 8 games this year, you wonder if we can.
When you consider the fact that Sanchez has been off form of late, Giroud can’t seem to remember where the net is, that Walcott who was our top 9 against United hasn’t scored since that win at City and only touched the ball 17 times on Sunday, that Ramsey who we have relied on to take charge of our midfield since Cazorla got injured has been dribbled past a whooping 51 times in the league this season more than any other player, that Wenger can’t seem to decide between using the pace of Gabriel or the experience of Per, you wonder if we really have what it takes to turn it around.
Like I said on Sunday, it pretty much looks like we have hit the self destruct button but let’s give them the benefit of doubt. I mean there are still 11 games to go and we all know anything can happen.
The manager has urged the club’s supporters to stick by the team going into the final 11 matches of the season.
‘What you want from your fans is to fight together until the final game of the season,’ the 66-year-old said.
‘It is very tight (the league) and everyone can drop points. The team and fans can all show togetherness – and that’s what we want. We can’t give up when we have a bad game.’
I just wonder if we ought to be depending on people to drop points, I wonder if we’ll even do our own part if and when they do drop points.
Let’s wait till tomorrow to see how the team responds.
Till then stay safe and support the team.