After Everton’s 2-1 win against Arsenal at Goodison Park you’d be forgiven for wondering if the Gunners will ever win another game of football.
It seems everybody is hurting; the fans, the players, the coach, Gunnersaurus…even the bronze statue of Herbert Chapman outside the Emirates has shed a few tears.
However, as Bernd Leno points out, with Manchester City and Chelsea popping down the chimney this week, there’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves.
“Of course, there’s big disappointment, it hurts a lot,” the German told Arsenal.com at Goodison Park.
“It’s not the time to feel sorry for ourselves. We have to stick together, we have to stay positive and this is the only way because on Tuesday we have another big game. We have to win games to come out of this situation and have a positive mood again.””
Reflecting on yet another turgid performance away from home, our keeper tried to strike an optimistic note: “I think in the second half we showed good body language, good attitude, so you can see this team is alive and we want to turn the situation around.
“Now the confidence is not on the top level but the only thing that can be said is we should stick together and come out of this situation.
“A lot of things are going wrong for us but we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves, we have to fight for every ball, for our teammates.”
Yes, please do that. And score some goals.