Posted on Wednesday, 29th August 2012 by Taaza
Our new season has started of rather well.
We haven’t got a win under our belt yet but we have improved drastically at the back. Our 0-0 performance against Stoke City certainly highlights this.
As we all know, Arsenal have struggled at the Britannia Stadium over the years and have only won just ONE of their five games against The Potters since their promotion to the Premier League in 2008. And former Gunner Stewart Robson was equally impressed by Arsene Wenger’s sides display on Sunday afternoon.
He believes his old club put in a much improved performance, despite the lack of goals:
‘I have seen Arsenal go to Stoke every time they have played them at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League and they have been out-battled and out-muscled, but not this time.
‘Arsenal were more resilient. Per Mertesacker played OK and there was better cover from the centre-halves on each other and the mid-field won the battle, but there was a lack of cutting edge in the front areas.’
He went on to say:
‘I’m not sure they can challenge the top one or two but I still think they’ll be third or fourth.’
I can honestly say that I do agree with Robson here. We have improved.
Despite the fact that we didn’t score in our last game, I was very pleased to see us outplay Stoke in the way we know how to, and not just trying to out-muscle them and achieve nothing.
I for one believe it’s down to Steve Bould’s introduction as Wenger’s right hand man.
We will most definitely finish in the top four this season, and I do believe that if we can get one or two more signings in before the window closes then we can and will, challenge the top two, without a shadow of a doubt.
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