Arsenal have picked the right time to creep up into third position in the League table and we are now in the driving seat to attain this season’s target of reaching the Champions League next season. It looked very easy against a lacklustre Newcastle side but the job was done quietly and efficiently and now our rivals know that they have a fight on their hands.
Our youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles played his part in our win, and he voiced how the players were feeling after the game. “It was a great performance.” he said. “We knew we had to get the three points today to go into third place. It was just about staying focused on the task and not conceding. We always knew we were going to score.”
It obviously helped that our great rivals Tottenham lost to Liverpool on Sunday to give us even greater incentive to grab the points yesterday, and Ainsley was asked if that made a difference. “Yeah of course.” he continued. “I’m pretty sure everyone was at home watching the game last night. Everyone studied Newcastle too. It’s just a good opportunity for us to go out there, show our quality and say, ‘Look, we are one of the best teams in the league and we can compete for the Champions League once again’.
“It’s every team’s dream to play Champions League football. It’s the best European competition in the world. To play against all the big teams would be fantastic and you get to test yourself fully. That’s all we wanted to do, to go out there and win today’s game today. We’ve made one step closer to succeeding.”
WE are all worried about our away form, but we traditionally finish every season well. If we carry on playing with this style and confidence then we could win every single one of our remaining games, and so our fate is in our own hands.
Wednesday night football, here we come!