Can Arsenal make it five wins in five today?
Before Arsenal faced Southampton 4 matches ago, I felt Shane Long and Dany Ings will at least score. The records were against the Gunners. Arteta rallied his troops and got 3 points.
Up next was Sheffield United at the FA Cup quarter finals. The Gunners edged them out 2-1 to set up a semi final against Manchester City.
Those two victories gave way to a new level of believe and hope. It relegated the 2-1 loss to Brighton to back and with Norwich next, the Gunners went haywire. A 4-0 win with a brace from captain Aubameyang was enough – his 50th and 51st for Arsenal in the Premier League.
The victory over Norwich may have been over celebrated but you can’t fault the fans from enjoying every point picked up in the race to feature in Europe next season.
Xhaka contributions since he returned from injury was capped with that goal. Is it coincidence that we play better and are unbeaten since Xhaka returned? Cedric finally made his debut. He capped it with a goal. Glorious.
We visited Wolves’ den and came out 2-0 winners. Saka scored his first Premier League goal, just after signing a new contract with the Gunners.
Speaking of contracts, there have been contract extensions for Cedric, David Luiz and Martinelli. Aubameyang is yet to commit his future. Ozil has a year left but has been frozen out of the team. Guendouzi hasn’t been a good boy lately.
Back to the Wolves game. Lacazette scored his first away goal in over a year. What a relief. I loved how Willock dug into Wolves’ half and found Laca. The victory was great.
The team is looking different. Mustafi is doing great. David Luiz looks like a king in the 3-CB pattern. I loved how the players took turns to nullify Adama Traore. They had just one shot at Martinez. Another clean sheet.
Today, we welcome Leicester City to the Emirates with Jamie Vardy finally discovering his scoring boots post lockdown. A win for Arsenal will do their Europe hopes good. Manchester United would love that too.
Well done Arsenal. Well done Arteta.