No easy games! Arsenal must not get complacent! by Sam P
After the euphoria in midweek Arsenal need to get their feet back planted firmly in the ground, and get back to the grindstone that is the Premier League where we face a struggle every single week to keep pace with the leaders in the title race.
We are definitely in danger of underestimating an undoubtedly weak Villa side, but as we know you do that at your peril this season. It’s an old cliche now, but there is no such thing as an easy game in this division, no matter the position in the table.
Arsene Wenger tried to make this clear by saying that although Villa have a very good team, it is up to the Gunners to be able to forget the midweek game and simply concentrate on the job in hand. “They have Sinclair, they have Jordan Ayew, who can score goals like Gestede. They are a complete team,” Le Prof said.
“Vertout plays quite well, Gueye plays. They have young prospects like Grealish. I think there is a good basis for Remi Garde to work on and to stabilise the team.
“For us, after Wednesday night, it’s important that we straight away have a focus. I’m highly focused on the Premier League and I want us to manage to go from one competition to the other. That’s a sign of maturity as well.”
Okay it should be relatively easy compared to the high-pressure cauldron in Athens on Wednesday, but Wenger is absolutely right. We now know we can play excellent football and we should now be full of confidence to follow it up, but we must remember to never ever underestimate any of our opponents. Therein lies madness……