Every time Arsenal faced a Big Team last season, they were generally embarrassed by the opponents, especially when Chelsea beat us 6-0 in Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge. It seems that that has spurred Wenger to fortify the team, and yesterday’s win over Man City has given Wenger belief that Arsenal can now compete with the big clubs once again.
Wenger said: “It was important for our confidence to win the game and it was even more important to have a big part in the game with quality.
“That is a comfort to me to see that we can produce the kind of quality we have produced for some long patches in the game.
“Last year we were very consistent against teams outside the top six and not consistent against top-six teams.
“The year before it was the reverse. Now we hope it will be right on both sides.
“I felt we had a complete performance in the first half. In the second half our togetherness got us through. The first half was very exciting.
“To win today gives us a positive platform. But let’s be on our toes and prepare well for the start of the new season.”
It’s quite simple. All we have to do is win EVERY game, and we will end the season with loads of trophies lol!