Arsenal continued their recent
fine run of results by recording another victory on Saturday, against Swansea
It was a somewhat mixed
performance as at times the Gunners were at their best while at others their
sloppiness cost them dear and they could have ended up dropping points in a
game that was theirs for the taking. Much has been made of the improvements that
are evident throughout the side this season, but Arsenal’s ability to
needlessly press the self-destruct button remains present and must be a real
cause of concern for Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal left it very very late on Sunday evening to secure a vital three points away to Burnley with the last kick of the game.
The Gunners came into this game in a rich vein of form having overwhelmed both Chelsea and Basel with a high intensity game of strength, power and speed. However consistency has been Arsenal’s main issue in the years since the famous Invincbles season and that same issue reared its head again as the Gunners produced a performance far below those of the previous week.
In keeping with the start to their season so far, Arsenal yet again produced a lacklustre display but once again got away with it, this time against PSG in the opening game of their Champions League campaign.
In each of the last two seasons the Gunners had suffered opening game defeats and going up against the most difficult side in the group, away from home, it would have been reasonable to presume that Arsene Wenger would elect for a more pragmatic approach than his usual attacking philosophy.