Fantastic focus helped `jaded´Arsenal to top of EPL

I think it would have been really harsh on Arsenal if Everton had got anything out of the game, despite what Roberto Martinez said about out goals being soft and them having two very good chances to score late on. He seemed to have conveniently forgotten that we also hit the woodwork twice through Giroud and Ozil and that their own goal came from a lucky deflection.

But in a way he was right because we could have come away with just a point. Football is like that. Arsene Wenger spoke to Sky Sports after the game and he admitted that he was on edge as we went into the latter stages, knowing that the players had put in a huge shift against Bayern Munich that was bound to take it´s toll.

You could see that we were tiring and with Everton having no midweek game, they smelled blood so the Frenchman was delighted with the way we dug in. No wonder he was proud because he would have asked the players to stay focused and fight until the end, but that does not necessarily mean that the tired minds and legs will be able to do it.

Wenger said, “I was a bit edgy at the end because I thought the last 20 minutes could be difficult.

“When you you win such a big game, and the way we did it on Tuesday night, and you can win straight after again, that tells you a lot about the mentality of the team. You have to be highly focused to do that.”

“That´s why I´m very proud of the players today because they showed the same focus to win it. We were maybe a bit jaded physically but the focus was there.”

It certainly was and that makes it four EPL wins in a row since the robbery at Stamford Bridge. Next up for the Gunners is a bit of a bogey team in Swansea City, so will the focus remain and see us get some revenge on Garry Monk´s team?

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  1. We’re winning the kind of games we haven’t done well in for a while, and it’s down to the class in our side. The days of eboue, bendter and chamakh are long gone and we now have right quality, bar a few additions of course, to go all the way. It’s starting to become much more clear how tight them shackles were with the stadium money.

    Things feel different this year…

    1. In the 2nd half Monreal seemed to have been tripped by deulefeo on the half way line. Monreal got up and told the ref that he didn’t want a freekick…. RESPECT
      Even a cheat like deulefeo aprreciated that.

  2. I see Ozil reaching 20 assists this season should Coquelin and Cazorla partneship stay up and Giroud,Alexis and Walcot equal the defence splitting passes from the master himself.

    Bellerin,woooh!,I salute you!

  3. keeping everyone fit is now of utmost importance we are slowly reaching a point when even though we are making mistakes but are making sure they doesn’t count the team is gelling brilliantly I can only hope when we play our best football what would be………..

  4. If arsenal can stay grounded throughout the season, I can’t think of any reason why they can’t go on to win the league. With Wilshere, welbeck, ramsey and hopefully rosicky to come back during dec, it should give us a boost at the perfect time.

  5. I think we should buy Mane from Southampton for 15m -18m and as part of the deal Chamberlain should be loaned for 2 seasons to Southampton. The weight of expectation from him will not make him improve his game at Arsenal. He needs to go to a club where the expectation will not be to high and then he could develop his game properly and come back a better player. All he does is want to run at defenders and lacks that technical ability and team play. Now I see why Ramsey is preferred on the right by Wenger. Going to Southampton on loan would help him a great deal. Look at what loan spell has done for Jerkinson, he is doing very well for West Ham and I saw how he played with confidence against Chelsea.

  6. Rather ridiculous to loan out Chamberlin, when what he needs is game time, his passing and play will improve, the player that we should be recalling is gnarby, instead of allowing him to rot at West Brom, he has the same ability as ox and is quite goodin the defensive department

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