Arsenal have been steadily closing the gap on the Top sides after our opening two defeats, but although the Gunners have now won an amazing 9 games in a row since the game at Stamford Bridge, Unai Emery does not want everyone to get carried away. When asked about our title chances, he said: “We lost the first two matches against Manchester City and Chelsea. When we are winning now, continuing in matches, we need to be in the same way.
“I think our mentality: calm, work, enjoy and enjoy working, together as one thing with our supporters like today. But improving individually, improving collectively and also finding our best performance in each match and the combinations with the players and the system also. Because, we need to continue improving and we can.”
And when he was asked what he liked most about the win at Fulham, he made it clear that he wants the whole squad to be on the same page, whether they start on the pitch or on the bench. He continued: “We spoke yesterday, the day before the match. We played Thursday and the time is very short, but we want it like that. We want not to stop thinking and winning in each match. The concentration is one thing that we need every time. When we are arriving at training or at the matches, to push a lot.
“I think today, not only the players in the first 11, but also in the bench. We won a lot of matches with the players, where they are starting in the match but they are playing 20, 25 or 30 minutes and helping us. Today is the same. The players, they are playing, like Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey and Matteo, when they are in the side they are continuing helping us with their quality and continuing together in this way.”
Whatever Emery is doing with the players it is definitely working! Everyone is keen to impress and hungry to play. Let’s keep this winning run going on and…and on!
Onwards and Upwards!