From the time Arsenal lost the first game of the season, they have been up against it from the rest of the teams who have written them off and from Arsenal fans who have been split on the way the club has been run. Through it all, the team have kept their eyes on the prize(s) and just got on with the job on the pitch and just kept on winning.
This last week or so has been their most trying. All the flak they received after their loss to Liverpool could have really hurt any other team but they went back to the basics and rediscovered their defensive strength keeping Manchester United at bay. By the time the Liverpool game in FA cup rolled by, there was determination to make things right. This they did with their third choice striker amid a raft of changes. It is worth noting that Rosicky was not even in the squad to face Liverpool.
So now we are one point off the top of the Premier League, are in the quarter-final of the FA cup and about to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Everything is rosy again.
Bayern Munich is the biggest test of the season for Arsenal. Our whole season is counting on this game. We need to prove to ourselves that our campaign thus far has been no fluke. Win against Bayern and not only will we put fear in those we play against in Europe but I dare say, we will stroll to the Premier League as teams will enter the field knowing they have already lost the game. Lose and the damage might be irreparable although after seeing this team bounce back again and again, I wouldn’t put it past them.
If the fans can come together and give the support to the team, then I am sure we can achieve anything. Those fans who are still angry at the lack of transfer activity, need to understand that negative criticism is not helping anyone right now. People are waiting for Arsenal to fail and we need to come together, give positive vibes and show the rest…like Mourinho and the other doubters how strong our team are. Side shows like Giroud’s affair are not helping anyone. Lets win the title and let Giroud handle his issues privately.
We are ready, now bring on Bayern!!