Arsenal pass-master feels Saints win sets `Perfect` example!

It was not too long ago that Arsenal were doing a lot of things right and still not getting the points we thought that deserved. Arsene Wenger suggested that his team were very close to clicking and although bad luck was a big factor, a few tweaks to the balance of our play was all that was needed for the results to start flowing.

That balance has certainly shifted a bit more towards caution and solidity in defence since then, with three clean sheets in a row testament to that. Arsenal have not been quite so dangerous at the other end, but we have still scored in every one of our last 10 games, since the trip to Stamford Bridge when we should have had a penalty.

So it appears that the players are confident that we will score and so can be more patient and make sure that we do not make any mistakes and give away soft goals at the other end. And for our only fit defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini, that is the perfect way for the Gunners to approach games and should be the blueprint for the rest of the season. Also, for those that see the Frenchman as just a spoiler, a Metro report may surprise you as it shows him to be the most accurate passer in the Premier League. Who would have thought?

Flamini told Arsenal Player, “It was a great game – a perfect game I would say because we played very well, we were very strong at the back and at the same time we had a lot of quality up front.

“It was a true Premier League game where we were fighting on every ball. Every challenge was important.

“What a performance by the team, what spirit, and I am very happy for everyone at the club because we have been working very hard until now and we didn’t win a few games that we were supposed to win.

“[This time] we were 200 per cent in the game, fighting for every ball and it made the difference in the end. I’m really proud of the guys.”

With a game against Liverpool coming up soon, at Anfield which was the scene of one of our away day disasters last season, the new balance in the Arsenal team should get a real test and if we can pass that, maybe Wenger really has found the formula that can prove our critics wrong. Do you think he has?

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  1. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Liverpool up next……just dont get hammered will do…..

    1. Sumo says:

      No it is Stoke, Galatasray, Newcastle and then Liverpool.
      The “House of Rahmans”™ needs to upgrade their technology.

      1. Hafiz Rahman says:

        we will spend!!!

  2. Mesut O-grillz says:

    200%? I hope we’re not too fatigued on Saturday…

  3. AYZAY says:

    The arsenal thing has happened to me, the rvp, fabregas, things, this is the second girl leaving me cos she feels she wants to get married(trophies like the afore mentioned) and they know im broke for now, but don’t worry, i bouta get my sanchez soon, brighter days ahead when the fourth will have to leave us, but for the weekend may the fourth be with u

  4. Big Gun says:

    Well United have the Saints this weekend, hopefully they can draw or United lose so we can climb back into that top four spot. If we win, and they draw, we can go into 4th, one point behind the Saints and level with Manure. Prefer Manure to lose though so we can be ahead of them…doubt Southampton can keep up in the top of the table. West Ham got Swansea, hopefully they can lose some points too. COYG

    1. Mesut O-grillz says:

      Good plan, agreed.

  5. Raja Danish says:

    We need to sign virgil van dijk or schar for 10 million £ and william carvalho or kondogbia for 22-28 million £ in january then our two weak positions are covered..

  6. habsgunner says:

    I think the reason the team is starting to click is because we are missing Wilshire and Szczesny. Plus the return of Koscielny has made the defence much much better.

    1. ryanh27 says:

      Szcznesny hasnt been great this season, but he did win golden glove last season, better to have him fit and competing for his spot than have him unfit and having to rely on the youngster… Am looking forward to having ospina, woljech and martinez al challenging for the number 1 spot, can only bring the best out of all of them…

  7. kia_SA says:

    Its very easy to have the most accurate pass-rate if you’re not making decisive passes, like an attacking mid-fielder… Just saying!

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