Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has suggested Arsenal are drawing games they need to be winning.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has suggested why Arsenal aren’t in a more dominant Premier League position after the first six games of the season.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville made the obvious point that Arsenal are drawing games against bigger opponents which they need to be winning as they look to push for the Premier League title.
“Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur – Arsenal are drawing games they need to be winning,” said Neville.
Arsenal’s league position is by no means poor.
Arsene Wenger’s side are currently fourth, six points behind current league leaders Chelsea.
Importantly, they haven’t lost those games mentioned but two of them have been at home, where the Gunners can blow any side out of the water with their brand of fast paced and aggressive football.
The side haven’t been helped by injuries to key players, especially in their back four with full-backs Mathieu Debuchy and Nacho Monreal both currently in the treatment room.
That makes it difficult for Arsenal’s defence to settle into a consistent rhythm, which leads to conceded goals which obviously makes winning games against title rivals much more difficult.
The difference for Arsenal this season is going to be how they play away from home in big games and the point against Everton is a step in the right direction.
The Gunners face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend and they were hammered last season in the same fixture, as Andre Marriner infamously sent off Kieran Gibbs thinking he was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
If Arsenal get at least a point in that game and start turning those home draws into wins, they’ll be in a great position by next spring.