Arsenal turn up the style to destroy Fulham by Konstantin Mitov
Hello, hello and good times to be an Arsenal fan people! It’s been a long time since I felt this happy about the football club. That said, we need to stay “calm” as Unai Emery said. Keep a level head, because it’s too easy to get carried away when results are coming your way and there still is work to be done.
I think Unai Emery deserves immense credit. He looked so angry when we conceded just before half time and I think the second half you all saw what happened. They say managers earn their money at half-time and you can see the difference.
If this was Wenger would you have seen him on the touchline influencing the game the whole time? It’s hard not to make the comparisons, especially after players keep dropping hints that they now receive actual instructions rather than just “go and do your thing”. Imagine what could’ve been had we had the balls to ditch the past like 5 years ago, but it is what it is.
I enjoyed the moments we tried 4-4-2 and I think the result speaks for itself. Lacazette and Aubameyang are quality. Some of the goals were reminiscent of the good old days. Some excellent striker play as well as that team goal Rambo finished was WOW. Take into account that we rotated our front 3 with only Laca being there and I couldn’t even notice Ozil was missing.
The fact that we keep winning is more impressive than the 5-1 scoresheet. We should be beating teams like Fulham with all my respect to them. We used to hammer smaller teams before and I hope this returns with time. What I also vastly enjoyed was how we rotated the squad and looked fresh, regardless of our 6 hour a direction trip to Azerbaijan.
I am impressed, but still I think a top 4 finish is our real target, regardless of the just 2 points gap from the top. We’re repairing years of damage after all. We’re trying to install a winning mentality away from home as well as stopping the leaks at the back which is not something you can determine with just 8 games in the season.
Right now, nobody expects anything from us and we can just focus on working hard. If this keeps going on, people will soon heap the pressure on us and then we’ll need to show another set of qualities that has been missing for years, but the way we tend to spark up in the second half is perhaps a sign of change in that area too. Still, I’d enjoy us starting games faster with more intent, but the results keep piling on and I’m very happy.
Leicester, Sporting, Crystal Palace and Blackpool come up next and they all are teams we should be able to turn over, then Liverpool will be the big one. But we shouldn’t be making any plans for the future. Let’s just focus on Leicester and how to recover fast after the international break and see where we can get done one step at a time. That’s all from me folks. Take care.