It seems that every few months Arsene Wenger finds a new word that takes his fancy and he flogs it to death until he discovers a new cliche. He has always been keen on ‘Team Spirit’ and ‘Togetherness’ and he has been keen on ‘Winning Mentality’ and ‘Mental Strength’ in the past. The last few months we have focused on ‘Cohesion’ but today we have a new one – Urgency!
After an excellent international break for the Gunners, and the destruction of Man United before that, Wenger is hoping that we can continue in the same vein: “We separated on a positive vibe,” he said on Arsenal.com. “After, the task is to reconnect quickly because everybody goes to their national teams and has different worries.
“The target now is to refocus on what we want to achieve. We play against Watford who have conceded only one goal at home and defend very well. They are a very difficult team to play against so we have to focus to get a positive result on Saturday.
“The level of champions and people who want to fight at the top is urgency. Urgency is something that keeps you alert and we know what will be expected of us.
“We have to be conscious that it will be a different game but the level of urgency is a big part of success and that is what we work on.”
Well if it was urgency that got us to score three goals in 20 minutes against Man United then I’m all for it! As long as it comes with motivation, team spirit and a winning mentality of course.
Face it, if we play like we did against Man United, we could beat any team in the world never mind Watford!