Two swallows may not make it spring (or something like that!) but two wins and six goals can certainly increase Arsenal’s confidence levels, especially when enhanced by Tottenham dropping two vital points in the title race.
This will be helped even further today if Southampton (a team we can’t beat) can take three points from Leicester (a team that can’t beat us) later on to move us to withing striking distance of the top of the table. Our new defensve rock Gabriel has described the newfound positivity in the squad when he said after yesterday’s demolition of Watford: “It’s not every game that we’ll have an excellent performance like today,” the Brazil said (in perfect English). “We were just much more focused against Watford and that’s why things went much better and we recorded a positive result.
“The team are now very excited with the last two wins in the league, which were two difficult games, but we’re all thinking positively that we can win.
“We’re also hoping for some fault on [Leicester and Tottenham’s] part and if we carry on the way that we have been lately, that we can definitely win the league.
“We’ve regained our confidence once again. Not so long ago we lacked a little in confidence and we weren’t going into the match fully focused, so with a victory, we come back with a better self-esteem. Now, with the second win, it will make us grow more and I’m sure next time we will improve even more.”
Excellent news for the morale of the team and the fans, but i hope they don’t get too overexcited and overconfident. Next weeks visit to Upton Park is never going to be an easy game, but at least we will be going into it knowing we are back to our sublime best…..
Onwards and Upwards!