Have Arsenal really won back the fans since awful start?

Petr Cech has claimed that Arsenal have really turned it around since the disastrous 4-0 defeat at Liverpool in August.

The Gunners are in fine form, having won six of their last seven matches in all competitions, and have used their defeat to the Anfield club prior to their run to turn things around.

“We had a difficult moment after the Liverpool game but we put a lot of work into our preparation,” said the former Chelsea shot-stopper.

“As a team the cohesion is there, the defensive attitude and the offensive work as well. This is the way to go forward.

“Since the Liverpool game, everybody has been doing their job and the positive results have made the confidence you need. We are playing better as a team.

“We switch better in defence when we lose the ball and you can see it has been working better in recent games, even the big games we were very solid and that plays its part.
“We said after the Liverpool game that the only way to bring everybody back on board was with our attitude and work ethic and results and performances.
“We have been doing so, especially at home, and we feel like we have won the fans back onto our side.

“Every fan has the right to show if they are not happy but as players we show the way and they support us home and away wherever we go. I think this is great to see.”

Cech then went onto admit that they now have their eyes on closing the gap between themselves and the top of the table, having previously simply needed to concentrate on themselves.

He added: “We were monitoring all the Saturday games, so we needed to make sure we continued our run and kept winning in order to keep the gap the way it is.

“Unfortunately we have to be chasing so we need to make sure we win our games and if the teams ahead of us drop some points we can close the gap or get ahead of them.”

So have Arsenal really won back the fans? Could the Liverpool drubbing have saved our season? Do we now feel that our team can push on and challenge the clubs for the Premier League title?

Pat J

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  1. Howard says:

    Don’t think so. The team is still weak in its spine. Aw’s contract shouldn’t have been renewed. Once again we’ll be fighting for fourth

  2. gotanidea says:

    Yes for some fans, but there are others that expect more. They want to see where all those huge resources have gone to, since Arsenal is one of the richest football club in the world.

    Aside from the huge resources Arsenal have, two decades under the leadership of the same manager is not a short time. Arsenal could have a world class academy like La Masia, if the management was better and resources were spent well on the youth development.

    Clubs with much less resources like Lyon and Monaco produced better talents than Arsenal. Lyon had Lacazette and Martial, whereas Monaco had Mbappe and Kurzawa.

    Where did it go wrong for Arsenal? They have to lower that greed for profit to compete with other clubs in this era.

    1. Abel says:

      Martial came from Monaco not lyon

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    I love Arsenal and would never turn my back on the team. I want them to win every match

    However, Wenger and Kroenke and Gazidas need to GO. That was my opinion last season and after yet another disappointing summer transfer window where we got less than what we require, it’s still my opinion

    Wanting Wenger and Kroenke gone is because we want Arsenal to be better than its current quality. We want to win the Premier League and do better in Champions League

    Wenger and Kroenke in particular is only interested in financial matters. Trophies are not important

    1. Redmau5 says:

      Never compete with the best
      we buy the odd star who ends up wanting to leave
      While watching spuds an the like leapfrog us

      It’s all just going thru the motions until they leave
      For us the the ceiling is top 4
      Which only guarantees a regular spanking by usuals

  4. Clive says:

    Sorry No.
    Watford away next let’s see how the players reacts to it.
    Winning our home matches doesn’t make us title challengers.no away win so far.
    Until we start winning away matches,Arsenal have not done anything spectacular.

  5. Vijay says:

    Beat spurs and get at least a point away at ethihad then maybe…till then its the same old Arsenal.

  6. BeastPanda says:

    The problem is not the individual players. The problem is the tempo of the team when they go into big matches specially away. they go in like every thing is going to be cozy and also no matter who we play against, our defense is shaky.

  7. Grandad says:

    A football team is only as good as its weakest link. In. Arsenals case we are deficient at centre back and defensive midfield and have been for 5/6 years. In Xhaka and Mustafi we have two bang average players who between them cost around £70 million.Because of their price tags AW will keep playing as to leave them out would be an admission of his failure in the transfer market Holding and Bielik are promising youngsters who will l am sure come good but unless we acquire at least one quality centre back and an athletic ,ball winning centre back, we are not going to make the top four, which for a club like Arsenal should be a minimum requirement of Management.

  8. Yossarian says:

    Definitely not.

    We’ve turned-around bad losses at the start of the campaign the last few seasons, and we always have periods of good results, but always end-up capitulating later on. I don’t see that anything has really changed yet.

    The only way I will believe anything has really improved is if we’re still in-touch with the league leaders at the business-end of the season, and I just don’t see that happening.

  9. bur says:

    No, no, no. this has been going on for the last 7 / 8 seasons and beating newly promoted Brighton doesn’t cut it for me. Wise up! we are still a mediocre team falling behind our local rivals.

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