Arsenal boss urges positivity and patience to defeat Man United

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players are apparently feeling a lot better about life than they were about two weeks ago, when the Gunners had just thrown away a second leading position in the space of a few days. That loss against Swansea City meant we headed into the international break with confidence low.

It also put us within touching distance of today’s opponents Manchester United, who will leapfrog Arsenal if they win at the Emirates today. So why is Wenger sounding so positive in his pre-match statement to Arsenal Player? Well as he says, the international break was good to all the Gunners that went on it for one thing, with Alexis, Welbeck, Chamberlain and Sanogo scoring. Everyone else played and did well so they have returned in a much better frame of mind.

And despite our recent struggles against Man United, this game is a great opportunity to get one over on them. And as Wenger also points out, our home record is very good, as the Gunners have not lost at the Emirates stadium for 23 games in a row. And the boss is making sure the players remember that and make sure that they remain patient and solid, because that is the way he believes the Gunners will finally get a positive result against our old rivals.

Wenger said, “We know we can score goals. We concede maybe too many at the moment. It’s a little bit contradictory with the observations on numbers, because we are one of the three teams quickest at winning the ball back. We are one of the three teams that allow less penetration into their final third.

“Despite that, I believe the number of goals conceded is higher than expected. That’s basically because we had some weaknesses, especially in the air, that we have paid for.

“But we are strong at home. We have learned to be patient and to wait for our chances without losing our shape. That will be vital against Manchester United.

“We have a good dynamic in our team. We have a lively game and that of course pays off. I’m convinced that this team can do great, and of course the home form is very important for that. We know that we can make results away from home, so let’s keep our home form going and transform the few draws we have had into wins.”

So positivity and patience are the watchwords of the day for Arsenal, but will they lead to all three points?

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  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    No need for patience. We are scoring early

    1. muffdiver says:

      no need for patience. we have weed

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        And p**y and beer…LOL

        1. muffdiver says:

          you do? ask if she has a friend bro!

          il be single by monday- freeeedom


  2. Twig says:

    This 2014/15 Arsenal team is very special. It can go 7-0 up at half time, and end up nearly losing the game at 7-7. It takes a very unique side to be able to do that.

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      It takes a specialist in failuare to do it

  3. juhislihis says:

    Haven’t won United in like 3-4 years. Home game against a depleted Manure, who have more starters out than we have. Their whole defence is a makeshift one, no excuses not to win.

  4. muffdiver says:

    im feeling optimistic. theres definitely something in the air…..

  5. dboy says:

    Patience? PATIENCE? Is this guy serious? If we keep having patience we will get nowhere. Times up AW time to deliver. We need results no excuses. Nothing less than a win today. However that wouldn’t mean you off the hook. Still need to go.

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      Wenger cant be forever young. His reign will soon end, end the Wengerits might do some sempuku sh$t soon after.

      1. ras911 says:

        Hahahah lmfaoo at sempuku

  6. GOONSTER says:

    We have this mental thing when it comes to United. We just seem to have convinced ourselves that we can’t beat them.. Our players and even fans doubt if we are supposed to beat United.

  7. SoOpa AeoN says:

    we can only be patient for just 2hrs only, after that mr wenger, WE WANT YOU GONE

  8. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Talking of patience!…….. Wenger must be mad!

  9. Sumo says:

    ManC are really shit.

  10. Sumo says:

    Chelsea score offside Diego Goat goal

  11. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Why should Chelsea have all the benefits of doubt?

  12. Tidan2 says:

    Jenkinson is playing well… I just don’t understand the stupidity of putting Monreal as CB with Chambers as right back when Chambers is a better CB and Jenkinson is perfectly acceptable as RB (especially now he is getting consistent game time).

  13. th14 says:

    Can see arsene being a coward and playing for a draw like he did last year against united

  14. Adienl says:

    Mr.Wenger, we concede so often because in the times when we are penetrated, our current makeshift centre backs are not playing up to standard. Also, it’s to be noted that Montreal cannot play centre back, given that he’s paired with Mertesacker of all CBs.
    It’s also because we lack a DM, but Wenger knows the rest.

  15. Wenger must be going over all possible excuses if he looses today to MANURE, this should be the straw the breaks the camel back, for ARSENAL sake we must win no other outcome is acceptable.

  16. Ronny331 says:

    I’m hearing man u are lining up 3-5-2. Valencia and young as wing backs. Let’s see if wenger can actually pick a team and formation based on the way mu line up. Loads of pace in this mu side 🙁

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