Arsenal won at Southampton in the League yeaterday for the first time since 2003 but it was a dour match and the Gunners had to fight the Saints every inch of the way. We ended up winning 2-0 but we could easily have been two goals behind by half-time if it wasn’t for another two brilliant saves from Manolo Gabbiadini and Nathan Redmond by Petr Cech.
The big Number One was pleased that he managed to keep Arsenal in the game, and also in the running for a Top Four place. “Of course I’m happy to contribute,” Cech said on Arsenal.com. “I thought it was their best spell – they had two chances and when you keep a clean sheet, it’s been very difficult for them to break us.
“When you have that feeling that one goal will do it, you play with more confidence.
“I think it will give us a hope, because if we keep the pressure on the other teams, maybe they will have an unlucky game or drop points somewhere.
“We need to make sure we are ready to take advantage of that.
“We concentrate on our games, we go game-by-game and we have to win all of them to give ourselves a chance. Then we will see what happens.”
It seemed like an impossible task just a couple of weeks ago, but wins against two bogey teams in Man United and Southampton will give us even more confidence when we go to Stoke this weekend.
Could Wenger really pull the rabbit out of the hat again?