This is what we want to see! by Shenel
Two home games, two clean sheets, six points and five goals scored, well isn’t that what we like to see when we watch the Arsenal!
Although our next test is just around the corner where we have a game at Leeds to focus on, we can enjoy this one today!
There is no doubt that our next opponents will be looking to bounce back after their thrashing by Manchester City this week and as I have previously said time and time again, every game for Arsenal is a test in different ways.
And whether we are at home or away, every opponent will pose a threat, every opponent will have difficulties and every game will have positives and negatives.
But we need to keep building and keep moving forward, and we did a good job to start that build against The Hammers!
After beating Southampton comfortably the other night our next test was facing a team that beat Chelsea and Liverpool so far this season!
So beating West Ham – in a tough game against a very tough opponent despite them going down to 10 men – and let’s be honest there’s no denying the game was tough from start to finish, regardless of how many men were on the pitch- was a feat in itself!
The fact we managed to get the win against a very good West Ham side just goes to show that a hopeful positive tide could be turning!
We now have six points in two games and we are building a good stepping stone, despite a lot more work that needs to be done still!
As a team we played very well against West Ham and deserved the win and it was nice to see the team were together, confident, strong, and everybody did their job well and helped each other with good performances overall despite an unfortunate penalty miss.
Yet Gabriel Martinelli keeps going and his goal was just sublime, as was Emile Smith-Rowe’s goal and had he been fit against Everton it may have been a very different result. But you can only go with the players you have and the boys did well tonight. This result now pushes us up the table and we need to make sure we do all we can to stay there!
Is this a statement? Well it remains to be seen, especially with the inconsistent Arsenal we have seen over the last few weeks, and like I’ve said time and time again you just never know what sort of Arsenal will turn up from one game to the next.
But for now Gooners you are allowed to hold your head up, smile, enjoy the win and enjoy the three points, because it’s not just a game it was a London derby and one in which we came out on top once again!
And it was another step in the right direction! Here’s hoping hey Gooners!