Arsene Wenger admitted after our goalless draw against Liverpool at home that we’ve had an average start to the season given that we’re still looking for our first home win, BBC Sport reports.
A strong start to the season was one of the main targets before the campaign began given that we were essentially out of the title race after six games last season.
And, with Manchester City’s 100% record and the fact that we’re now five points behind the former champions, we could be about to see history repeat itself.
Wenger has accepted that out start to the season has been average, although his explanation seems a rather odd one.
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“We have started very average I must concede,” Wenger told reporters after Monday night’s Premier League clash.
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“Sharpness is missing a little bit in some players.”
The lack of sharpness reference is slightly unfounded considering that Wenger repeatedly claimed that he was yet to experience a better pre-season before the season started (via the Daily Mail).
With no Champions League qualifier to contend with and our squad undergoing minimal changes throughout the window, Wenger’s comments seem like excuses.
The optimism appears to have been drained from the fanbase and with the fixtures coming thick and fast, we need to get points on the board as soon as possible.