Eish, it is Really Not Looking That Good for the Gunners
Warmest greetings to you all fellow Gooners.
I sincerely wish you all a better week after our very disappointing return to soccer action during the past week
I think we lost way too easily at Money City on Wednesday.
Honestly speaking, it was a game we did not really expect our team to win but they definitely did not give a good fight at all.
Worse still, I had anticipated us to bounce back on Saturday away at Brighton and Hove, but our team really let us down, again.
As it is, I am now fearing for the worst and certainly not looking forward to our next game
We will be playing away at Southampton on Thursday 25th June evening
We now seem to have totally lost the confidence and good momentum that we had before the enforced break due to the Corona virus situation
I still have my full confidence with our coach Mikel Arteta but my faith has been severely tested during our last two games
So l am really hoping that our next game will be the proverbial third time lucky one for Arteta and our Gunners
Defeat must definitely not feature in our agenda at all costs
Indeed, a third defeat in a row is too ghastly to even contemplate
If we lose for the third time in a row then our alarm bells will start ringing loudly.
We will have every reason to fear for the worst ever disastrous end to any of our EPL seasons
Arsenal football club is a big team.
At this penultimate stage of the season our team must be pushing for the title at the very best or settling in for an easy top four finish at the very worst.
Something has got to give. We certainly cannot continue like this!
No, not any longer. Please.
On a different note, l have just been watching the second goal that Chelsea scored away at Aston Villa
I could not help but feel a bit nostalgic about the role that one of my most underrated all time Gunners, Olivier Giroud played in that goal; which l must add was a good example of a well coordinated team effort.
Indeed the goal certainly reminded me of some of my favourite Arsenal goals that Giroud was typically involved in
The goal yesterday reminded me of such goals as the one that Jack Wilshere scored against Norwich City way back in October 2013.
It is very interesting to note that hugely maligned Giroud was almost always involved in some of these classy team efforts with his inimitable one touch deft skills
I really miss Olivier Giroud!
Yes, he was not the most perfect striker. He at times had the most glaring of all missed chances
But I never faulted Giroud in terms of passion, dedication and loyalty. He always gave it all.
My favourite Olivier Giroud performance was away at Bournemouth in early January 2017.
We were losing the match 3-0 when he suddenly conjured up one of his most inspirational performances as an Arsenal player.
It was through his sheer determination that the Gunners mounted a very impressive comeback.
Our team managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of certain defeat.
I really wish Olivier Giroud all the best of success in the remaining last years of his career.
- *Gooner Daniel Molokele has been a passionate Arsenal football club supporter since 1999. He grew up as a childhood Liverpool fan, but was lured over to the Gunners by two of his most favourite people of all times; Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry*