How long can Arsenal keep up this winning run – Our next 7 games at least?

Well, when Arsenal had an abysmal end to last season,and ending up gifting fourth place to Tottenham at the end, who would have believed that we would win 10 out of our first 11 games of this campaign and been on top of the league since the opening day? Not many of us for sure!

But that is the fact at the moment, and having navigated our two toughest fixtures so far, and getting all three points from both Tottenham and Liverpool, who would dare to predict when we could lose our next game?

So let’s have a look at our next 7 fixtures before we have our next game against a “top six rival”, which is Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the 6th of November. It may only be four weeks away, but we have a massive 7 more games to play before then so there will be a hell of a lot of pressure on the players.

So, first of all we have to travel to Norway to face Bodo/Glimt on Thursday. Our reserves were very impressive in beating them 3-0 at the Emirates, and I’m hoping that we can pull of a repeat win, although it should be tougher in Norway, where our opponents have never lost in the Europa League after 6 games.

But I’m sure our excellent backup players will do the job again….

Then next Sunday we have a tricky away game at Leeds. It’s always tough up at Elland Road but after a good start to the season, the Whites are without a win in ttheir last five. I’m sure we can make that 6…

Our next game was suppoed to be Man City (a title decider?) but that has been postponed so we can face PSV in the Europa. They are vying for the top of the Eredvisie but if Arteta mixes a few first team players in the team, we could wrap up qualification at the Emirates. That could be our 8th win in a row if we carry on like this…

Next up we travel to Southampton in the League. They are a bit of a bogey team but they have an even younger team than us, and are on a 4-game losing streak. Another win for Arsenal?

next is PSV away, but if we still have all our players fit I’ll go for another win, but the 10th game in a winning streak is always tricky. but even a draw will nearly ensure we end up top of the group.

After that we have bottom-of-the-table Nottm Forest at home, and then Zurich at home. Surely (dare I say it!), they should be easy games, and we will then be full of confidence when we travel across London to Stamford Bridge…

Is winning our next seven games such a far-fetched idea?

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21 Comments

  1. Will be pushing the odds but the talent is there, while the players and manager definitely believe that they can do. Taking it one game at a time of course and a bit of luck regarding the injury bogey man, I believe that Chelsea will be our only hiccup during this run down period before the World Cup.

  2. It’s highly doable. If our B team can’t handle the EL games, we might as well look for their replacements in January

    1. @gai
      Therein lies our main problem. Just like last season. Our B team are not match fit to either handle the cup ties, or as subs when and if any of our A team are injured. Their lack of match fitness was evident in the match against Bodo.

  3. Arteta is gonna run the games one at a time while a glance at the next fixture to rotate his players. With that performance against Liverpool, every Arsenal players including the fringe ones will fired up to perform at the highest level for Arteta. I’m sure of that.

  4. I am interested in the team toping the EL table and winning the PL games. If they beat Bodo and PSV in the coming fixtures, we can leave the last two games in the EL for the youths and fringe players. While the first team concentrate on the PL.

    Up coming PL games before the world cup break are winnable if we don’t loose focus.

  5. So far so great one game at the time. Remember all these games are different, need to treat them with respect.

  6. I think we can win all 7 games. looking at the fixture list i can see the bodo game or psv away being the most likely game we drop pts.

    Why? both games are away and only 3 days before our epl games so i don’t expect arteta to bring a bulk of the 1st team so there is a possibility of the home team having a great match while we maybe have an average one and dropping pts. I expect us to win even with our backup team but setback is possible. Epl fixtures will be our priority and dropping pts in 1/2 europa won’t affect our chance of qualifying.

    So 7 wins possible but 6 wins 1 draw is the most likely outcome for me.

    1. @Ackshay, Our major concern still remains our midfield, Sambi is really poor in that area, he seems to let in through balls, hopefully we get a more mobile and technical CM/DM in January.

      Let’s just take a game at a time, I love the way Arteta is managing Partey and Tierney, helping them heal .

  7. Managers and player , sensibly, always say”take one game at a time”. It is rath rpointless to look d ahead seven games , even though I easily understnd the fan temptation so to do.

    For me , I predict a win at LEEDS and that is what MOST matters, even allowing for our Norwegian opponents THIS Thursday.

  8. Mikel Arteta should rest the starting eleven 100% except for Tomiyasu and Kieran Tienny who both needs more games on their legs to stay fit … Besides this two guys I mentioned , Pls rest the whole starting eleven completely… in fact , to avoid temptation, don’t take them travel away to Bodo at all.

    Back 4 ( Cedric soares, Rob Holding , Tomiyasu , Kieran Tienny)

    Midd 3 ( Sambi-Lokonga , Math-Smith , Viera )

    Front 3 ( Marquinhos, Nketia , Nelson)

    Keeper ( Tunner $ okonkwo as his back up)

    Promote smith from the under 21 who has trained constantly with the senior teams and he plays exactly like partey with good control of Middle field , promote other guys too and give them chance as back up and use them if possible

    But the names above mentioned are capable of playing full 90minutes to grind out 100% result in 90minutes and whatever happens, we should accept it .

    Draw away from home doesn’t make us loose qualification expecially in this busy period.

    We need to maintain this run of form in the EPL and focus to sustain that top position at least till they all go to World Cup and January Transfer window. When certain positions with quality doable signings can be made.

    1. After playing a rigorous game against Liverpool , If 3days after , you can’t risk leaving your starting eleven out completely against BODo , then when exactly did you want to play this B-Team

    2. Well, Mourinho got trashed there in October last year 6-1. I doubt your suggested team will achive anything against Bodø/Glimt, on their artificial turf. This is not London, but Bodø in cold and windy October weather.

  9. I find it disrespectful to call the players who played in the EL as the B team.there is one squad which is comprised of 25 players.some of them better,more important.. than others but still. thankfully,our players do not see it that way.the perfect example are the sp*ds last season.they sent a “B” team to play in Europe and you could see that some of their players thought they were too good for it, others realised that the coach saw them as fringe players nothing more.the result and performance reflected it,against s so called small team.

  10. The game against Bodø/Glimt will be difficult. Playing on an artificial turf, in cold and windy weather. It’s definitely not a walk in the park, Mourinho and Roma got trashed there in October last year (6-1).

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