Arsenal had many trials and tribulations earlier this year which saw us drop out of the title race, but we rallied with our usual late run and only just lost out on our usual Top Four Trophy. But that is not our only objective with the big FA Cup Final against Chelsea next week, so having 5 wins in a row will have given us a massive boost in confidence going into that match.
Hector Bellerin, who scored Arsenal’s opening goal yesterday, thinks our improvement is linked to our change of formation to 3-4-3. The Spaniard said yesterday: “Since we changed to the new system, things have been working really well,”
“It’s been a great run of form to build up the momentum and, even though it’s not got us Champions League football, at least we’re going to get to the FA Cup final with a great mood and environment in the dressing room. It was good to build up to it.”
It has the making of a great spectacle at Wembley next week. Arsenal have won 8 of their last 9 matches, and Chelsea has won 9 of their last 10 on their march to the League title. There is no doubt that Chelsea will be hot favourites to win, but with Arsenal’s momentum and and new formation, not to mention Wenger’s unequalled record in the FA Cup, it is far from a foregone conclusion….