Though the season started out with such optimism, the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were gutted to see them lose to Stoke City last weekend,
Indeed, the sort of problems that have plagued the Gunners over the years still looked painfully evident as they fell to the Potters on Saturday evening.
So, as if things weren’t bad enough, reports from the Daily Telegraph have concerned our resident Gooners even more.
They claim Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is unlikely to pen a new deal in north London, amid apparent from the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool. Out of contract next year, the 23-year-old is understood to be in no rush to pen a new deal.
Converted into a wing-back of late, his chances in central midfield are still limited and the former Southampton youngster seems to be prepared to let his contract wind down.
Nervous times indeed for the Arsenal fans propping up our.
Perhaps only Liverpool would be able to offer ‘The Ox’ a regular central midfield berth and the power seems to be in the player’s hands.
These are scary times at the Emirates.