How ‘Winning Mentality’ Can Help Arsenal This Season! by AT
Although it is perhaps unfamiliar for Arsenal in recent times to be top of the table at the halfway stage of the season, it is worth remembering that the Gunners were in an identical situation two years ago, during Mesut Ozil’s debut season at the Emirates.
Buoyed by the arrival of a long-awaited superstar, Arsene Wenger’s side dominated the Premier League from September to December and looked to be in a strong position to clinch the title. But with the turn of the year, Arsenal’s form had a massive dip and by the end of the campaign, we celebrated Champions League qualification like it was a trophy. So is there anything different this time?
Yes there is! Two years ago, Arsenal lacked a winning mentality to go all the way in the title race. But looking at the situation now, the team certainly does not lack it anymore. Apart from two FA Cup victories, the Gunners’ have added proven winners to the squad by bringing in players like Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech, in additon to Ozil.
On the long run, I firmly believe the experience of these players in situations such as this one will come in very handy for the team. It is always a significant advantage when you have players who are very accustomed to dealing with the pressures of winning titles.
To be honest, the Gunners haven’t really had many of these world-class players in the recent past and I firmly believe the trio will have a very positive impact going into the business end of the season.