Arsenal came back in style against AC Milan last night, despite only having our third/choice striker, Danny Welbeck, on the pitch. We may have scored more if Aubameyang or Lacazette was playing but we can-t deny that Welbeck did his job and we have now won three games in a row.
Jack Wilshere was impressed with the Gunners performance. “It was a good performance” Jack said. “We knew we had to give the same effort as we did in Milan last week. It was a big physical effort and we did that again tonight. We have to do that going forward – you have seen the last three games and we have really concentrated on our defensive shape and discipline. We all did it together as a team, we closed gaps and we knew we had to do that again tonight because they were going to try to bring the game to us. We’re happy but we need to keep this going now.”
By ‘keeping this going’ he means that there is no reason why we can’t play at this level in every game if we put our minds to it. “Everyone is giving a little bit more physically when things don’t go our way.” he added. “If you’re having a bad game, or things aren’t going your way, the one thing you can always promise is that you’ll run around. You have to give your all and I think we’re doing that. We had a few bad results and everyone had a good hard look at themselves, and we have responded. We have responded with three big performances and we have set the bar now. We need to do that week in, week out.”
Arsenal do normally go on a winning run at the end of the season (normally after we we are so far behind the Top Four and have to make an effort, but there is no reason we can’t do that again this season. We have won three games but now we need to keep the momentum going and keep winning. And if we can win the Europa League at the same time even better!
I just hope that the international break doesn’t stop our impetus…