Without wanting to be too confident or allowing any element of complacency to creep into the Arsenal team ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game, Arsene Wenger has spoken to Arsenal Player about his belief that the Gunners should return from Carrow Road to north London with another win and a very important three points in the bag.
But the boss made sure to stress that it was not the quality of our opponents Norwich City that was giving him this belief, despite the fact that the Canaries have been struggling on their return to the top flight this season. After a pretty good start to the campaign, Norwich have only managed one win from the last eight games.
On top of that the record between theirs and the Gunners points does not look good, as we have won seven of the last nine EPL clashes and have only ever lost one. But Wenger knows that records mean little unless the players perform and so has warned the Arsenal team that they should expect the home side to raise their game and give everything.
He said, “I’m a bit negative to analyse now the Premier League teams because you know that when you go there, it’s always a special game for them. They raise their level and all the recent history of a team doesn’t play too much of a part in it.
“You just want to [be] more focused. I think the key of the game will be more on our side than on the opponents’ side. I’ve said already – it’s not who we play, it’s how we play in these kind of games.”
Indeed it is, and Arsenal have proved time and again this season that we can beat the best. We have also proved that we can lose games that we should win easily, so which Arsenal will we see tomorrow?