I’m tired of Mediocre Arsenal. Form is temporary, class is permanent, etc., but I want Arsenal’s form to come back. Arsenal have a great chance to erase the damage that the dispiriting loss to West Ham last week did and also to close the gap on conveniently-right-above-them-in-the-table Chelsea today.
This is historically not the type of chance recent vintage Arsenal have seized with both hands; I’d love it if today were to flip that dumb narrative right on its head. I’d love for Arsenal to wake up, realize they can be a good team, and show the world that Arsenal aren’t what they have been in the last month. Will it happen? I don’t know. But it can, and it should, and as always, I will be disappointed if it doesn’t.
Arsenal v. Chelsea
Emirates Stadium, London
Saturday, January 19, 2018
9.30AM PT/12.30PM ET/5.30PM BT