Match Preview: Bournemouth vs. Arsenal – Premier League 07.02.2016
This would be comedic if it weren't so tragic. Maybe it's just ironic. Just as we've finally started to reassemble a full-strength squad, surviving—or so it seemed—an injury-crisis to dwarf all injury-crises, we've stumbled to four consecutive depressing results. A last-second equaliser at Anfield. A stubborn foe at the Britannia. Another red-card assisted win for Chelsea. A blinder turned in by Southampton's keeper. Add them all together, and we've now dropped nine points from our last four outings. If we can't get back to winning ways, well, we can write off any chance of winning the Prem.
Match Review: Arsenal 0 Southampton 0 - Premier League 02.02.2016
Sometimes it is a very stressful and painful thing to be an Arsenal fan. From a few points clear in first place to sitting behind Sp*rs in fourth, our start to the year has been quite simply, wretched. What was a blip when we drew at Liverpool and Stoke is turning into an alarming and very damaging slump, that has seen us take just three points from a possible twelve, while rivals have hit form. After such promise early on, we’re all experiencing de ja vu as the title challenge slips away and is replaced by a scramble for fourth.
The exterior of the building was as abject as the interior. A squat, dumpy looking two-storey with nothing in particular to draw any attention to it. The main entrance was the only detachment from the mundane, with double automatic doors which opened without effort. Inside the building, as soon as you passed the double-door threshold, the room opened out. Filling the cavernous space were so many identical pine desks and lumbar support office chairs. It was as if Ikea had made a nest. The walls were a shade of beige which trapped sunlight and smothered it in boredom.
Make no mistake, this was the place that dreams go to die.