The second international break of the season is upon us and Arsenal fans should be very happy about that, although it would not have been nearly as nice if Burnley had been able to hold out against our weary looking attack for another minute, or if the referee had spotted the ball hitting Koscielny’s arm before going over the line to give Arsenal the points yesterday.
As it is though, the way the Gunners struggled to break down a dogged and disciplined Burnley team will be forgotten and everyone connected with the club will be in high spirits after the latest win made it five in a row for Arsenal and nine without defeat.
The likes of Cazorla and Ozil did look a bit jaded at Turf Moor though, which is why this international break has come at the perfect time for Arsenal, especially as our little midfielder has been left out of the Spain squad once again and will have two weeks to rest and recharge his batteries.
He will need to be at his best when the Premier League starts up again, because he will be facing more competition for his place with Aaron Ramsey due back from injury. As well as the chance for our players to have a little rest, even those heading off with their countries, the break gives the likes of Coquelin and Giroud the chance to get over their injury problems, so Arsene Wenger should have an almost complete squad to choose from when Arsenal take on Swansea City in just under two weeks.
I don’t normally like international breaks but do you agree that this one has come along at just the right time for Arsenal?