Arsenal are aiming to win their tenth game in row tomorrow against Chelsea, and they can hardly be in a more confident mood having scored 20 goals in the previous 9 games, and only conceding 5. I personally believe that having David Ospina in goal has been the greatest aid to our improvement, but Arsene Wenger was asked if he thought the back line were more cautious than earlier in the season.
“I think we are a bit more efficient defensively but not necessarily more cautious,” he said on Arsenal.com. ”Maybe we attack even more. There is less reluctance to go forward when we have the ball when the belief is stronger.
“When we go, we go because the belief is behind them. Sometimes it is difficult to let that inhibition go when the belief is not there. When you are on a winning route, it is a bit easier.
“We have to organise that the players who go forward against Chelsea do so with 100 per cent belief and the players who do not go protect us from being caught on the counter-attack.
“We have been good when defending counter-attacks, but Chelsea have been the most efficient team on them. Maybe as well they play a bit more for that.”
As Arsenal are at home the onus will be on us to try and break down the Chelsea defence, and I am sure that Mourinho will set his team up to soak up the pressure as they did against Man United last weekend. Ask any Chelsea fan and they will tell you they would be happy with a 0-0 bore-draw tomorrow, but you can be sure our UNSTOPPABLE attack will force them out of the corner and make them try and play us at our own game. Then they will get SLAUGHTERED!