New season, same old Arsenal. Gunners’ season started with so much optimism following their FA Cup and Community Shield wins after Mikel Arteta’s good start at the Emirates. However, the beautiful and romantic “In Arteta we trust” and “Trust the process” slogans are quickly going up in flames as the team’s performance looks worse than last year at this point of the season. The club’s supporters are already fearing the worst after their latest defeat to Wolves in a 2-1 humiliation in their home turf.
The gunners have only managed to win 4 games in their opening 10 while scoring only 10 goals in 10 games. They have also failed to score a single goal from open play this season. They now only have 13 points in the season. To add salt to the injury, their latest loss was their third successive home defeat that came on the anniversary of Unai Emery’s sacking last year.
Arteta’s Arsenal honeymoon seems to be coming to an end after his Wembley heroics now seem far from shielding him from scrutiny. His defensive tactics which were praised last season, have now turned against him as the goals aren’t coming. His star man, Aubameyang isn’t scoring and does not seem anywhere near scoring. His midfield has also been non-existent in the last two games even though he might get a pass due to summer signing Thomas Partey’s ongoing injury spell.
Their next trip to Mourinho’s tough turf in the North London derby even puts more pressure on Arteta. On form Tottenham will welcome the gunners next weekend in a match that could see Mourinho extend his lead at the top of the table. However that would spell doom for Arteta’s Arsenal who will now go 11 points from the top of the table as early as this stage in the season. It’s a real throwback to the Unai Emery era!