Arsenal face Bournemouth in the Premier league tomorrow Saturday 9th at the Emirate Stadium in what the club will be hoping to be a golden opportunity to restart their season following a disastrous early season campaign.
Arsenal currently sit in the 16th position after earning three points from possible nine, scoring four goals, failing to score in the last two games and conceded eight goals cumulatively in the process, yet a defender Sead Kolasinac and the keeper Peter Cech were the most outstanding players in the squad so far this season, which is an indication of the depth of imbalance in the squad, or another way to look at it, if the goalkeeper and the defenders have been particularly poor like the team in general, perhaps the situation may be worse.
However, Arsenal have seen difficult times and have overcome them but there are two particular record they would like to keep the way it is.
Arsenal have not suffered 3 successive premier league defeats since January 2012. That year, Arsenal lost 1-2 to Fulham, 2-3 to Swansea City and 1-2 to Manchester United, Arsenal finished 3rd with 70 points with Man City’s 89 points clinching the title.
Arsenal have not lost three of four opening games to a league season since 1982/83 season. That year Arsenal drew 1 and lost 3 finishing 10th with 58 points on the table above West Brom, with Liverpool’s 82 points winning the League title.
An unlikely defeat at home to Bournemouth on Saturday will equal the records of 2012 and the 1982/83 season, however, the good news is Arsenal have won all their three premier league home games against Bournemouth and are expected to do the same this time as well.
Once again, Wenger is calling on all fans to support the team regardless of the performances so far.
“They can make their mind up on whether we are good enough, but that will not help us. We agree that we did not have the expected performance but we can only have a good season if we all stick together and focus on the next game.” Arsene Wenger