WATCH: Arsenal Fans in Kenya Resort to Divine Help as Poor Form Continues

Published 08/24/2021, 11:55 AM EDT


Arsenal might be a club considered in the traditional top 6, but for the last two seasons, that clearly hasn’t been the case. Finishing outside the top 6, the Gunners are clearly in a transition period.

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Shipping out old and aging players with huge wages, the London-based club now have a core of some young talented players. Mikel Arteta and Co. doubled down on younger talents as they made some decisive signings and spent a league high £129 million this transfer window.

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Arsenal fans in Kenya pray to improve team’s form

Despite making so many signings in the transfer window, Arsenal’s season has started in disappointing fashion. After being outclassed by Brentford in the first game, the Gunners faced off against Chelsea in a London derby.

Struggling with injuries and arguably some questionable tactics, Chelsea simply battered the Gunners. Given the team’s recent struggles, many fans have been fairly critical of the club’s performances.

But Arsenal fans in Kenya had a unique way to improve their team’s form. In a recent video multiple Gunners’ fans in Kenya were praying for the team in the mountains. Given the number of injury woes they have and the upcoming fixtures, Arsenal certainly need all the luck in the world to succeed.

With a game coming up against champions Manchester City, Gunners’ fans all around the world will hope that the team can turn it around and pull off a surprise against the loaded ‘Cityzens’.

How can the Gunners make a comeback this season?

Arsenal coming into the season were linked to so big names like Lautaro Martinez and James Maddison to name a few. But at the end of the day, the Gunners settled for raw potential players who were far cheaper than the two mentioned stars.

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While Martinez and Maddison would have been big money signings, they already have the stats to prove their quality. Despite their questionable transfer moves, the Gunners have a decent squad.

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But the biggest problem they need to address right now is the defensive woes they have. Against Chelsea, their wingbacks looked clueless. Often staying high up the pitch, Arsenal left players like Reece James to exploit the wing position.

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With multiple players committed in attack and Arsenal failing to create clear cut chances, Gunners’ defense often looked napping. Chelsea took full advantage of this and toyed with the Londoners. If not for the heroics of goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Arsenal might have had an even worse night.

Lack of defensive solidity with predictable play in the offense has been a major issue. If Arsenal want to succeed, Arteta might have to rethink the formation the Gunners are playing in. Can Arteta turn things around?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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