It is probably nothing more than a coincidence that Arsenal and Chelsea played in the Premier League recently almost an exact year from what many people see as the turning point in last season´s race to the EPL title. And just as Chelsea turned things around from that point Arsenal fans will be hoping that the Gunners can do the same thing this year.
The game at Stamford Bridge last weekend certainly felt like it could be the catalyst for a change in our fortunes, as no one gave us much of a sniff against the in form and reigning champions. However, a change in defensive approach saw Arsenal not only stand up to Chelsea but look the most likely to claim the points.
A year ago it was the Blues under their new manager Antonio Conte who were struggling and they slipped to a three goal deficit by halftime against a rampant Arsenal. The Italian coach changed things at the break and went to back four and they never looked back as results came and confidence grew.
Wenger and the lads need to think about that and try to ensure we do the same, starting with West Brom at home tomorrow and then follow it up with another home win over newly promoted Brighton next Sunday. Two home wins will have the Emirates Stadium buzzing again and see us head into the international break in a much better state.
So could Arsenal be about to do a Chelsea and embark on a winning streak that gets us back into the title race?