Arsenal came out of the traps flying against Liverpool yesterday and had the game wrapped up by half-time after goals from Bellerin, Ozil and Sanchez, but Olivier Giroud, who scored the fourth in the dying minutes, believes the Gunners could have been even further ahead.
The Frenchman told Arsenal.com: “We knew that Liverpool start games well and we wanted to put them under pressure from the beginning of the game. We did well in pressing them high and they lost a lot of balls from the back. We could have scored even more goals in the first half and we were really pleased to go back in the dressing room 3-0 up.”
Giroud and Sanchez were joint top scorers for Arsenal with 13 before the game and both added one to their tallies as Arsenal raced to their seventh Premiership win in a row, but Giroud still refuses to worry about going all the way to the top of the table just yet. “We want to finish strongly and take it game by game.” he continued. “We need to focus on our results before looking at Chelsea or City’s results. We want to look forward now and win every single game. After that, let’s see what happens.”
Arsenal now sit in second place, but the two teams below us, Man City and Man United, face each other next weekend so another win for the Gunners at Burnley will be crucial. The result of that will determine whether we are second or third when all eyes will be on the Emirates where Arsenal will take on the Leage Leaders Chelsea. If we can make that our ninth League win in a row then we can really start to dream….