What a horrible start to the new season – one red card received, two penalties awarded against us, a few injuries picked up and most importantly three goals and points dropped at home.
We started off well, playing some good football and knocking the ball about. And we managed to get our noses in front after 5 minutes of play thanks to Olivier Giroud. But then it all went tits up. Two penalties conceded that should never have been given and a very dubious red card awarded to Laurent Koscielny led to a 3-1 defeat. A disastrous one at that.
I don’t like to point blame at referees, but our one yesterday afternoon was an absolute shambles. All the calls went against us and unfortunately for us we paid the price for that bald idiot’s misjudgements.
However, and I don’t really want to repeat what everybody in the media and a lot of our fans are saying but Arsene Wenger needs to sort s*it out, and do so in the next 16 days!
It’s clear as crystal that we are in desperate need of new recruits. We have a much smaller squad this season, after letting go of 17, and this is worrying, especially if you want to challenge for silverware.
Wenger says he is working hard to acquire new players, but I think he’s kidding us. And I tell you what; if he doesn’t get his hands in his pockets and buys anyone in the next 16 days then this could be a very long and unenjoyable season for us fans.
Ok, it’s only one game of 38 and things can turn around quickly, but Wenger has to realise that he is severely lacking in personnel and quality in some areas of the side and needs to step up his game or face the consequences that comes his way this season.