8 and 2 for the Arsenal…or maybe not

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I set out to write another scathing attack on Arsenal after their dismal performance on Sunday against Manchester United, but I think there will be many of those already.

Instead I decided to look at the positive side by finding 8 things that suggest there is still a prospect of good things to come [I do despise the word hope]:

  1. Arsene Wenger is among the best two Managers in the Premier League, if not the best
  2. Arsenal have consistently been one of the top four sides in the Premiership, with a sound financial situation and a marvellous stadium
  3. Die-hard Gunners fans…around the world
  4. Jack Wilshere and maybe Aaron Ramsey to boot
  5. The makings of a world-class goalkeeper in Wojciech Szczesny
  6. Some good experience in Robin van Persie, Alex Song, Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen
  7. Good future prospects in Emmanuel Frimpong, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryo Miyaichi, Theo Walcott and Chu Young Park
  8. Per Mertesacker, if Wenger manages to sign him on

And 2 things that still leave me exasperated:

  1. The laziness of players such as Bendtner, Arshavin and Chamakh
  2. The lack of passion displayed on the field

So there you have it: 8 for the Arsenal and 2 against…

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