Arsène Wenger has claimed that the loss to Stoke shouldn’t kick off the same kind of negativity we saw last season.

Although the win against Leicester City wasn’t the most convincing, generally there has been a lot more optimism around the club since Arsenal won the FA Cup, the Community Shield, made two new signings and won that Premier League opener.

However, the loss to Stoke suddenly made the picture seem a lot less bright. When asked whether it would make fans return to the spiral of negativity and protests of last season, Wenger told reporters via the Independent: “Let’s not go overboard. We lost one game.

“I can understand [the concern] but there were a lot of positives in the game as well. We created a lot of chances, had great domination and unfortunately, we dropped three points.”

The problem is that most fans will only really want to focus on that last part. Title-winning seasons tend to involve more games where you can say you didn’t quite deserve the points but won them anyway, than matches where you deserved the win but didn’t get it.

Also, the Stoke away fixture in particular is one that Arsenal really need to turn round, having only won twice in 10 Premier League attempts now. Whilst the supporters definitely shouldn’t go overboard, a loss at Anfield could see frustrations intensify.

At this stage of the season, it’s just a case of hoping that if the worst does happen, the team have learned how to deal with that pressure.

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