Norwich (H), Dortmund (H), Palace (A), Chavs (H), Pool (H), Dortmund (A), Mancs (A)…. and then we need another inter-lull hahaha…. which we will duly get. 🙂
Arsenal had a fantastic start to the season; and we are not talking any more about THAT home game against the Vile Villains! 😈
And please don’t come on here and tell us we actually got less points from our PL fixtures until now compared to last season. To you I say: OSAAT! One Season at a Time. In the here and now we are ToTL and f*ck the rest.
But for all those doubters out there, and for all those who are waiting like athlete foot to get under our skin again – eagerly anticipating the next lost game as to be able to return to their comfort zone once more – there is hope. 😆
The next seven games will tell us a lot, and although nothing is lost or won at this stage of the season, Arsenal have a fantastic opportunity now to make a real statement of intent, and to knock a few direct competitors temporarily unconscious in the process.
It will by no means be easy, but if we take the OGAAT approach, get a bit lucky with injuries and rotate cleverly, we could be safe and dry in the CL and still be ToTL, or there about, come 10 November.
The sequence of: two home games, one away game, two home games, two away games should suit us very well; although, the last two away games will be very tough indeed: Dortmund and MU away. Why are we always playing the Mancs away in the autumn?
Arsenal are by no means a team that can take it easy against any team and still collect three points. Therefore, the first and last games, against lowly Norwich and mid-table Mancs, are just equally important, and equally hard. Every game needs full focus and passion by all in the team, and what is so nice about the current team is that we can count on this now. We currently have a great core of players who love to make their hands dirty and fight for every ball; and, combined with a good average age and a lot of talent within the team, this is exactly why we have a good chance for silverware this season.
Beating Norwich after an inter-lull proved difficult last season, and once again their manager will have had two weeks with most of the squad to prepare for this one. Arsene, on the other hand, will be praying for his players to return without injuries and not be too tired from the qualifiers and associated travelling.
This is our next PL OGAAT and we should forget about the rest. But playing Palace away, followed by Liverpool at home and Mancs away is just such a mouth-watering prospect; such an opportunity to make a real statement of intent.
These four PL games should tell us a lot more of how we will do this season.
The League Cup game is a nice one to have and I hope both teams will play a ‘second string’ team, so they are evenly matched. Maureen does not like losing, and despite all his bluff of playing his reserve players, I reckon he will put a team on the pitch with the sole aim to beat Arsene and his team. Should be really good game and a win would be sweet.
The double with BD in the CL will probably be the main feast of football during this period of seven scintillating games. It would suit both teams to win at least a game, rather than two draws, and I expect both teams to go for it all guns blazing from the start. We often think the best football is played towards the end of the season, but the two games against Die Gelb-Schwarzen might already turn into the icing on the cake of this season. Whatever you do, don’t miss them!
For once the inter-lull was not too bad as we all felt the team needed a break, and hopefully the cliché of ‘a change is as good as a rest’ will apply for our internationals. But, it is also good to know that the likes of Flamini, Arteta, Szczesny, and probably Gibbs, will have had time to fully rest and motor the team on again come Saturday. And if Pod and Cazorla are also ready to support the troops again, we should have a fantastic first team and bench to make real progress in the next seven games.
Time to rock on and show them all who will be king this season. Bring it on!
What do you reckon fellow Gooners: sink or swim between now and the next inter-lull?
Written by: ToTL Arsenal 😉