From the Boardroom - David Sullivan

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We are all disappointed that we could not take anything from the opening game against Chelsea on Monday night.

But if we are honest we know that the performance was not good enough and Slaven was the first to admit that after the game.

We raised the bar with our performance levels last season and the players are capable of showing a lot more.

We know the importance of bouncing straight back and we have the ideal opportunity to do that when we play Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League on Thursday night and then Bournemouth at home on Sunday.

The injuries are hurting us badly and it is disappointing that Andre Ayew will now face a spell on the sidelines.

We need to get Manuel Lanzini, Andre Ayew, Diafra Sakho and Sofiane Feghouli back in action as soon as possible.

The good thing to come out of the Chelsea game was the impressive debut by our new left back Arthur Masuaku and he will hopefully become a great signing for the Club.