Arsenal return to Premier League action this weekend against Bournemouth but the Gunners find themselves under a wealth of pressure, following two consecutive defeats at the hands of Stoke City and Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger’s side also endured a difficult end to the transfer window, which included losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, and the poor atmosphere around the Emirates Stadium is spreading- and threatens to become toxic, as it did last season.
With plenty of football to be played though, there’s every chance Arsenal could turn things around and Wenger has urged the supporters to get behind the team- whilst insisting it would be ‘stupid’ to write off Arsenal’s title chances after just three games.
“People make their minds up very quickly and forget how good you are-much quicker than you think. We must continue to believe in our strengths and not to forget. And our fans as well, to have a successful season we need our fans.”
“We want out fans to be behind us in this moment even if we are very sorry for what we delivered, but to have a successful team we need to have that.”
“What we learnt from this defeat (against Liverpool) is that we were not at all at the level that is expected from us and that we must, very quickly, show that was a complete accident.”
Arsenal face Bournemouth at home this weekend before hosting FC Koln in the Europa League, then travelling to Stamford Bridge for a crucial Premier League clash.