Arsenal: 5 key reasons to be positive in times of hardship

Dani Ceballos, Arsenal (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

4. Martinez is a terrific backup

A huge narrative which goes against Arsenal is the fact that Bernd Leno is now injured. Due to the injury he picked up against Brighton and Hove Albion, it looks likely that he will be out for the remainder of the season.

While Leno is terrific and in my opinion one of the best goalkeepers in the league, this is no reason to threat. For Arsenal have terrific backup in Emiliano Martinez. Having spent many years at the club learning behind the likes of Cech, Ospina, Szczesny and Fabianksi, the Argentine goalkeeper is finally proving that loyalty pays off.

He has had a string of good performances against Southampton and Sheffield United so I do feel safe in his hands. Besides, opting for the backup keeper in the FA Cup has served Arsenal well in recent seasons.

3. Aubameyang is looking positive

I don’t know what’s going on inside Aubameyang’s head. But it’s important to mention that neither does anyone else who works in the media. Only the Gabon international and likely his family know what his future looks like and if it’s not Arsenal, then so be it.

But the good news for Arsenal fans is that, even if he does want the move away, he has not made that clear which means there is no toxic atmosphere at the club on his behalf. In fact, you could argue that if anything Aubameyang is the one source of positivity, as he is always cracking jokes in training and is vocal about his comfort at the club on social media.

Again, I am only a human being and unfortunately, I don’t know Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang personally, but as I said, neither does anyone else who claims he is frustrated at the club.