Arsenal are not just on a run of seven winning games in a row, they are also scoring goals for fun with 23 goals in those 7 fixtures, with confidence at a massive high at the moment. As Theo Walcott said after this week’s 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets. “Obviously the goals are fantastic but we always say we want to keep a clean sheet, that’s always our first goal, and we managed to do that,” Walcott said.
“We know how well we are going forward and it was all about sorting ourselves out at the back and we’ve managed to do that this season.
“The performances are coming.
“They started the game very strongly and technically they have got a lot of very good players and the scoreline may suggest it was quite easy but it was far from easy. So we can be proud of that and look forward to the weekend now.
“We always want to take our chances and today we managed to take pretty much all of them.
“Everyone was very focused and ruthless and it’s a great result going into the weekend. The whole team is flying with confidence at the moment.”
“Obviously the past is the past, we need to focus on the now,”
“We can’t be looking too far ahead, we will focus on our recovery now and then Middlesbrough and when we cross that bridge we’ve still got a lot to do, a couple of tough away games, but who knows?”
The only danger I can see is that Arsenal may get OVER confident, but then again they should be feeling happy at the prospect of facing a Middlesbrough team that is completely devoid of confidence right now, but Arsene Wenger is counselling calm after such an easy win, and hope the team don’t get too far ahead of themselves.
“Let’s not be too quick on the verdict. We have a strong squad and a strong spirit, but you have to take care of it and keep your feet on the ground,” Le Prof said.
“Maybe the confidence is high, we have a good balance at the moment in the team. In this game, a lot is linked with confidence. I feel that at the moment because we win game after game, maybe we get through dodgy periods with less psychological damage.”
Okay maybe we should all be aware that we cannot win every single game, but a bit of confidence can go a long way this weekend against relegation fodder. Another massacre will prepare us well to do the same at Sunderland next week, who are the only team that Middlesbrough have beaten and are rock bottom of the table!
The (near) future is bright and very red and white!