We’ve started the season off in a drab fashion, and by that I mean 2 draws from 2 games – two 0-0 draws to be exact. Scored none, and conceded none; it’s not all as it seems – the performances have been very solid. The team have played well, defended well, controlled possession, but in both games we failed to score.
With Cazorla pulling the strings and Podolski and Giroud both getting game time, it’s probably a “bedding in period” that has stopped us from picking up the points in the last two games. However, it’s unfortunate, because ideally we wanted to have some sort of continuality to the team rather than rip it apart… However, Arsene’s not had that luxury and the new team means we need time to gel, and what that ends up being is 2 points from 6 against Stoke and Sunderland and now we’re off to Liverpool away.
There was a lot of talk out of the Arsenal camp about having a good start to push us forward, but it looks like it’s not materialised and yet again we’re on catch up – it’s going to be a tough next period with Liverpool away next, followed by a spritely Southampton at home, before we start our two games a week regime with the return of the Champions League.
The Champions League Draw
The draw is this Thursday, 30th August 2012, is the group stage draw and there are quite a few interesting teams involved. There are still 10 games to be played tomorrow and Wednesday and the winners of the following two-legged games will join forces with the current 22 teams…
- Hapoel Kiryat