I am in a very confident mood as our Arsenal team are in the best form I have seen them in since the Invincibles. We are the best performing and most consistent team in the whole of Europe in 2015 and there is no reason to think we will stop our progression. In fact, if anything, we are at least 50% better than we were at this stage last season.
We are going for everything this year, and I don’t see any reason why we can’t do it. So does Olivier Giroud, who said yesterday: “I think we are stronger mentally this year,”
“We are all fighting for each other. We have a great togetherness and we want to achieve big things altogether. We are showing a lot of leadership, we have team meetings and we all want to contribute and bring qualities to the big matches.
“We are all looking in the same direction and we know we need to be 100 per cent in every game. If someone is a bit tired then someone else will battle and fight for each other. That’s the mentality we need to show through the season.
“If we carry on like that then we will be difficult to beat, especially with our efficiency. I don’t want to look too far forward because we need to keep it up and carry on this momentum. It’s only the 10th game in the league so we’ve got 28 to go, so it’s a bit early.
“We need to keep focused on what we are doing well and it’s for sure that we have a lot of confidence and we want to show that we can get stronger and stronger against the teams who come to play at the Emirates.
“We also want to qualify for the [knockout stages of the] Champions League so we’ve got big games to come so let’s see if we can keep it up.”
Can we keep it up? Yes we can! COYG!!!!
Onwards and Upwards!