It seemed to take a while for Arsenal to warm up this season with just five goals in our first six League games, but suddenly we exploded against Leicester and have now scored ELEVEN in our last three games. We seem to have stepped up a gear and are now attacking at a blistering pace and destroying our opponents at will once we manage to get the first goal in the net.
Arsene Wenger believes we have now reached a level where we can ‘kill teams off’. “I like that we continued to attack relentlessly until the end and to finish with it was a convincing win,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com. “We scored five at Leicester, we scored three against Watford today, who had only conceded one [at home], so that tells you we can score goals and we can be dangerous against anybody.
“We faced a team that was very well organised, very strong in their challenges and very direct as well. It took us a while to adjust to that level of commitment and when we did it in the second half we dominated the game and after the first goal you could see that mentally and physically they got the blow.
“Sometimes the first goal changes the game. When they had to come out it was much easier for us. We know once we are in full power, we are quick in transition and we can kill teams off with our pace and that is what happened.”
It will be very interesting to see if we can scare a record-breaking team like Bayern Munich just as easily, but it is far more important that, whatever the result on Tuesday, we go into next weekend’s game against Everton with the same attitude we have had in the League recently, and go and kill those Toffees off too!
Onwards and Upwards!