One of the most important factors towards having a good mentality in challenging for the Premier League title, is that the players have to believe in themselves that they can win it. As fans we have seen in previous seasons that Arsenal sides have lacked the mentality and belief to take them to the very top, however this season it seems as if the squad is relatively confident in knowing exactly what they have to do to win big.
On Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League, Giroud said: “I do not know if the league is even stronger but there is growing competition for sure. With the coaches who have arrived, Mourinho, Guardiola, Conte and even Klopp, the championship promises a lot. We are aiming for the title, we have the potential to do so, but clubs with Manchester United, with Ibra, have had a good start to the season. We’ll see. In any case, it will be important not to let any points slip against smaller teams.”
It is clear that the Gunners recognise that their competition for the league title has only got tougher, with not only the increase in world class managers, but also the numbers of teams capable of challenging for the league and not forgetting some of the players that our rivals have brought to England this summer. Arsenal are already seeming to play the catchup game, with some of our league rivals already 5 points ahead of us after three fixtures. As Giroud says it’s important to not let an points slip against the smaller sides, especially in our ploy to catchup sooner rather than later, however it’s also important that Arsenal are also consistent against the bigger teams, the top four, as in previous seasons we have been known to come away with very few points when playing our rivals.
It is positive to see that the Gunners recognise what challenges are ahead of them this season and what the opposition will offer over the course of the entire campaign. With two late signings in the window, in the forms of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi, hopefully it’ll boost Giroud and the rest of the team to stride on towards picking up all the available points to put the Gunners back on top.