After beating Leicester City, Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal side have managed to go winless through three games against Hull City, Barcelona, and Manchester United.
A miserable week or so for Arsenal fans, who fell from the euphoria of Danny Welbeck’s last minute winner against the Foxes and kept tumbling until the final whistle blew at Old Trafford.
“I’ll describe it: we had a very bad week,” said Wenger no Tuesday. He’s not wrong.
The next week can’t be the same, otherwise tension in north London could reach an all-time high. Swansea City visit the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, and Arsenal have to begin to put things right. Then a trip to White Hart Lane could either relaunch or season or leave us languishing in the title race with just a handful of games remaining.
“It’s down to us to make this a very good week; it’s as simple as that.
“That’s why you love competition, a bad week is not permanent, it’s what you make of it and how we respond. That’s the beauty in sport, things change quickly one way or the other and that’s absolutely beautiful as well.”
Things have turned ugly very quickly since Arsenal’s win against Leicester, which had looked like a turning point itself. A week really is a long time in football. Let’s hope, but Saturday afternoon, Arsenal can make last week seem a very long time ago.