It is always good to have confidence in your own ability and Arsenal can do with any and all help we can get if the Gunners are going to end up as Champions of England for the first time in over a decade at the end of this season. So it is good to hear that our England international forward Theo Walcott and the man in charge of things Arsene Wenger are brimming with belief in our Premier League title credentials right now.
In a Sky Sports report the striker was quoted after Arsenal scraped past Newcastle on Saturday and although it was not the most convincing performance, Walcott feels that the result was all important and has added to the growing belief in the side.
He said, “The three points are crucial at this moment in time, especially when teams slip up as well.
“We’ve had a blip at times but it’s important that we got those hard-fought three points today. In previous seasons we would have lost that or drawn, so that’s a very good sign for 2016.
“The title is anyone’s to be honest but there’s such a belief in this team that we can do it this year. It’s been a long time and everyone understands that, but you could just sense with that performance that we know what we need to do.
“It’s up for grabs but we have the strength in depth in this squad and I believe that we can push on this season and hopefully be successful.”
The Arsenal boss has echoed that se4ntiment in another Sky Sports report and declared that he can feel the different vibes that the current Arsenal squad are giving off, whereas before we might have been able to produce some brilliant football but were always likely to come unstuck in the tough games.
He said, “I think we are more experienced than the teams I had when I moved into the stadium here.
“On our day we could play everybody off the park and when you had to dig deep, you experienced it was a bit more difficult. It was different.
“We were more questioned on that aspect than the way we played football. Now, [in terms of] the experience, the quality of their attitude, the team always has the charisma.
“If you look at the team as a unit, it is like a person. If you look at your team like a person and the vibes that are coming out – you can sense in this job if you feel it or not.
“I must say [you see] another aspect of your team in a game like Newcastle. It is more the mental aspect – you fight, don’t panic and wait for your chance.”
What do you think Gooners? Have Arsenal really got the mental strength to avoid another disappointing end to the EPL season?
It depends on how active we are in the transfer market.
With our current squad, I think we’ll fall short.
Just speaking honestly……. and from experience 😉
man city are clear favourites for me
more depth in the squad
very experienced dealing with pressures of a title charge
have an easier run in
i want the league so bad- heres hoping we can finally do it
They’re favourites to me too. Toure seems to be picking up form just at the right time. When he’s in form, he’s the best midfielder in England. The way they clawed their way back from defeat to Watford was champions’ stuff.
@ Twig, you talk a lot of sense lately. thumbs up, i enjoy your comments
you enjoy them ? to what extent.
do you grab a bowl of popcorn put ur feet up an re-read each comment?
do you recite them to people like an old tupac lyric?
Thanks for the kind words @john0711. I always talk sense, not so sure about muffin though 😀
So where was the fight against Southampton mate?
I’m sorry but I don’t buy this mentality bull?
because even that is inconsistent with our lads!
Talk is cheap, especially from our player’s,
I can’t remember any of their big talks being backed by their actions? As it normally backfires on their sorry ass’s.
All we can do is hope for a Happy ending come May!
So you’re going to highlight 1 game as your point? Solid…
Focus on the minor negatives when there have been a plethora of positives this season!
Fair play to Bournemouth ???
Wenger must have been taking a dump whilst they signed this Gem on loan. ?
There have been only a handful of deals already in this January transfer window but there may not be a more surprising or exciting for the supporters of a club than Juan Manuel Iturbe’s loan transfer to Bournemouth from Roma. TheGiallorossi paid close to €31m after fees were taken into account only 18 months ago for the once-dubbed Paraguayan Messi and so for the 22-year-old to be moving to the newly promoted Cherries comes as something of a shock. Given his reputation and profile, Bournemouth and Eddie Howe are justified in their excitement but can Iturbe deliver the goods?
wenger was asked this evening about the two poss signings coming in, he said…
“rosie and jim, rosie and jim”
guys ive trawled google- who are these stars of the future?!!!
I think that’s Wenger’s all time favourite kids programme!
And probably yours too? ????
? – “Plodding along on the old rag doll”
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serge gnabry is coming back from his failed loan spell
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You know that JustArsenal is far from being like Cough-TalkShite….
Look Muff and everyone else. Anyone who wants to complain about my titles please do a PROPER assessment of, say, the last 20/50/100 articles and send me a list of the so-called click-bait headlines. Give me a REAL percentage and we can discuss this sensibly.
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Wtf! ?… Troy Deeney ?? Surely Not?
I’m still sceptical that we’ll win it. Man City are having a really bad time at the moment, but they still won’t go away – only 3 points behind. They’ll undoubtedly improve once Aguero starts firing again and Kompany returns.
On the other hand, we’ve not had our troubled spell yet, but we’ll probably have it at some point, and given the fixture we have coming up this month, I wouldn’t be surprised if that troubled period was very soon, especially since we’re missing Alexis, Cazorla and Coquelin. Yes, like Man City we have injured players to come back which should improve us, but those injured players won’t be back for a while yet…
someone tell walcott to shut up and score goals that’s the only way we have a chance of winning the title than his cheap talk.
We have 3 difficult Pl fixtures coming up..away trips to liverpool and stoke, and a home game vs a rejuvenated chelsea side..Looking at the fixture table, January is a uphill task of a month. i’d rather focus and think about how we’re going to Amass @least 7pts from a possible 9pts than talk about winning the title everyday single day..