It was back in the middle of December when Arsenal last had a clean sheet in the League, and that was Petr Cech’s 199th Premier League clean sheet, against lowly Newcastle United, but after Davis Ospina got yet another clean sheet on Thursday in Milan Cech, will be hoping that the Gunners will be in the mood to help him make that record tomorrow.
It would be good timing, especially if Arsenal can also reach their target of their 1000th Premier League goal as well. And if they reach BOTH those targets it will mean that Arsenal have finally got another EPL win again!
Of course it was in the game against Watford earlier this season when Troy Deeney remarked afterwards that Arsenal ‘had no cojones’ so that is a good enough motivation for the Gunners to want to get their revenge, and Wenger responded with: “We come back to criticism – there’s only one way to respond to it,” Wenger said. “But first I’d like to say that on the day, they got a cheap penalty and so we were not just a bit unlucky.
“Secondly, there’s always only one way to respond to these kinds of statements and that’s with the quality of our performance. Our motivation has to come from within the group and show how much we want it.”
The group displayed their togetherness at last on Thursday, and let’s hope they are just as imperious tomorrow afternoon, and prove Deeney completely wrong…..