Defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday would be Arsenal’s worst start to a season in 35 years.
Arsenal have so far taken three points from three games, and will need at least a point to avoid their worst start to a Premier League season since 1982.
We took just a point from our first four games that year. Since then, the worst we’ve managed is four points from four games in the 1994/95 and 2011/12 seasons.
The 2011/12 season was infamous as a chaotic transfer window preceded a draw at Newcastle, a 2-0 loss at home to Liverpool and an 8-2 defeat at Manchester United. Arsenal just about beat Swansea in their fourth game of that season.
There are some parallels to this season. We had a chaotic end to the transfer window, and have followed a crazy 4-3 win over Leicester with defeats at Stoke and Liverpool.
Fortunately, Arsenal have a good record against Bournemouth at the Emirates.
We managed a 3-1 against them last season, and a 2-0 win the season before.
Neither game was a walkover. Bournemouth worked hard and made it difficult for us, but our quality told in the end.
Arsenal might be a bit fragile this Saturday, but should be able to secure another win.