By Bulldog Drummond
Arsenal’s last ten fixtures are not exactly a rallying cry to further greatness, and the team certainly needs to start pulling itself together.
Of course this could be the moment when really see what Wilshere and Ramsey can do together on the pitch, which would be a good way of starting a new era but I’ll look at the team properly tomorrow. Meanwhile here are the last ten games…
|13 Dec 2017||West Ham United v Arsenal||D||0-0||Premier League|
|16 Dec 2017||Arsenal v Newcastle United||W||1-0||Premier League|
|19 Dec 2017||Arsenal v West Ham United||W||1-0||League Cup|
|22 Dec 2017||Arsenal v Liverpool||D||3-3||Premier League|
|28 Dec 2017||Crystal Palace v Arsenal||W||2-3||Premier League|
|31 Dec 2017||West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal||D||1-1||Premier League|
|03 Jan 2018||Arsenal v Chelsea||D||2-2||Premier League|
|07 Jan 2018||Nottingham Forest v Arsenal||L||4-2||FA Cup|
|10 Jan 2018||Chelsea v Arsenal||D||0-0||League Cup|
|14 Jan 2018||AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal||L||2-1||Premier League|
Three wins in the last ten, two defeats and five draws. The problems can be put down to
a) The Alexis affair
b) Lacazette’s loss of form and Giroud’s injury occurring together
c) A variety of other injuries disrupting the squad, particularly Ozil, lost at the same time as Alexis’ form downturn, and Lacazette’s loss of goalscoring, and Ramsey’s injury.
But such things happen to all clubs and we need to pull ourselves out of this.
Palace’s last ten reads thus:
|02 Dec 2017||WBA v Crystal Palace||D||0-0||Premier League|
|09 Dec 2017||Crystal Palace v Bournemouth||D||2-2||Premier League|
|12 Dec 2017||Crystal Palace v Watford||W||2-1||Premier League|
|16 Dec 2017||Leicester City v Crystal Palace||W||0-3||Premier League|
|23 Dec 2017||Swansea City v Crystal Palace||D||1-1||Premier League|
|28 Dec 2017||Crystal Palace v Arsenal||L||2-3||Premier League|
|31 Dec 2017||Crystal Palace v Manchester City||D||0-0||Premier League|
|02 Jan 2018||Southampton v Crystal Palace||W||1-2||Premier League|
|08 Jan 2018||Brighton & HA v Crystal Palace||L||2-1||FA Cup|
|13 Jan 2018||Crystal Palace v Burnley||W||1-0||Premier League|
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