Arsenal have performed admirably in September and October with just one loss in 12 games, and the Gunners have clawed themselves back up the table to within touching distance of the Top Four, but can they maintain that run in November with some rather difficult fixtures.
First up we have Crvena Zvezda at the Emirates. Our reserves found it hard going in Belgrade but managed to come away with a hard-fought 1-0 win to keep our 100% record in the Europa League. It should be a little easier at home but they are definitely our hardest opponents in the Group.
The 5th of November gives us the hardest test of all with a visit to the Etihad to take on the runaway League leaders Man City. We will need to be at our absolute best to even come away with a point, but surely Man City’s run must run out at some point?
The international break gives us all a borefest, but when Tottenham come to us on the 18th we should be aiming for another record of 15 home wins in a row. The Spuds have already lost away at both Manchester clubs but are still one point above us in the table. This is the game all Arsenal fans want to win!
Five days later (23rd) our reserves are off to Germany to face Koln, but we should be well clear at the top of the Group by then and can play with freedom. Koln have 6 defeats and 2 draws in the Bundesliga so far, and have also lost all three previous Europa League games, so this should pose little threat to the Arsenal fringe side.
Sunday the 26th sees us travel to Burnley for a potential banana skin. The Clarets have not lost at Turf Moor since the opening day of the season and are amazingly sitting in 7th place in the table, on level points with Liverpool.
Weds the 29th gives us a home game against Huddersfield which should be a little easier and hopefully we will still be on our winning run at home, which could give us added confidence for the arrival of Jose Mourinho’s Man United side for the first game of December. We should be a little clearer about our League position after that run of games. Could we possibly remain unbeaten until then?