Arsenal’s Faith To Be Decided, Fulham Await

Emery said when asked his way about, "I don't know if it's big or not big, but it's his knee," 

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery faces a testing time following the Gunners’ 5-1 loss at Liverpool/Photo file: afp

Arsenal had been on a good slate all these while until two weeks ago when the club started experiencing some real tough time that has actually drop their intentions onto plans for January transfer

Just before the club went to Southampton, Arsenal had engaged in 22 matched without experiencing defeat and while form had been more patchy since the end of October, the trajectory of Unai Emery’s side was undeniably on the up.

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The defeat at St Mary’s Stadium, however, triggered a run that has recorded just one win in five games, including Saturday’s humiliating and outrageous 5-1 loss at league leaders Liverpool.

Currently, Arsenal stands on 5 points following Chelsea’s victory at Crystal Palace and should the Gunners step any length lower than 3 point while playing with Fulham on Tuesday, they might no longer secure a balance in the Champions League anymore.

We could tell that Arsenal have started to appear vulnerable more and more from the back, a weakness that was exposed by Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield.

Injuries haven’t helped with defenders Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi all missing the trip to the south coast, while Laurent Koscielny is still feeling his way back to form and fitness after an extended lay-off.

The sight of his defenders chasing shadows and failing in their attempts to constrain Liverpool‘s thrilling front three will have made painful viewing for Spanish manager Emery and came just three days after Stephan Lichtsteiner’s mistake had gifted Brighton an equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.

Mustafi returned for the Liverpool game yet while the changes to the back-line have done nothing to help the team establish some stability, Bernd Leno insists injuries cannot be used as an excuse following the Liverpool defeat.

“I don’t think that was the difference,” said the goalkeeper. Of course we conceded five goals but I think we as a team made too many mistakes. We have enough quality, even when somebody is injured…injuries were not the problem.

“We have to look forward because we have another important game on Tuesday. It’s the first game of the year and on Tuesday we want to beat Fulham at home. We need to win.”

Arsenal’s major issue have not been restricted to their back line, but the frailties suggest Emery needs to bolster his defense in the transfer window.

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Though, the Arsenal has always had the back line issue but with Lucas Torreira now offering more steel in front of the back four, there is the hope to come up with a more ideal defensive line.

So far, no one could really place what’s happening between Arsenal and Mesut Ozil who has been absent for a while now. The information available which surround his absence in the visit to Anfield is his kneel problem

Emery said when asked his way about, “I don’t know if it’s big or not big, but it’s his knee,”

With Alexandre Lacazette also appearing frustrated after being withdrawn at Brighton and then walked away at Liverpool, what’s next?

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