Wow, a joy to watch Arsenal dispatch their biggest rival and much more so, with 100+ Gooners packed in Maggie’s for a 4:30am kickoff. Talk about dedication.
With that win, Arsenal have played 8, won 7, lost 1, and sit atop the table. Still, many of the narratives about this side we’re seeing, talk about an overachieving squad or that we haven’t played clubs of any substance yet.
No one seems to question City’s performances against some of the same sides and by most accounts, they are expected to finish the season top of the league. Look, I get it’s early days, and results against the likes of City or Chelsea will add immensely to the Gunners’ credibility. But it’s hard not to feel like we’re the Rodney Dangerfield of the league right now.
Two chances this week to see Arsenal in action at Maggie’s. Thursday, we’re back with Europa League action and then Sunday, Liverpool comes to the Emirates. Despite sitting in 9th, the Scousers represent a significant challenge. Perhaps if we win, someone will suggest we’re a good side after all.
I’m unable to attend the Thursday match, but Sunday’s is perfectly civilized start time, so expect a good turnout.
See you at the pub!