The youngster Hector Bellerin came in for some stick from Arsenal fans after the appalling defensive performance against Stoke last weekend, but he put in a much better shift against Newcastle yesterday but refuses to take all the credit for himself.
“I’m pleased with my performance,” Hector said on Arsenal.com. “All the lads have supported me through the loss against Stoke.
“The players have been really supportive with me and I’m really pleased with the confidence they gave me. It’s them that made me play like that.
“I don’t play like that by myself, I play like that because I’ve got really good players that help me. I’m really pleased.
“It’s nice to get an assist but it’s the work of the whole squad, and I’m really pleased for them.”
He was also glad to praise the strikers as well for a great all round team performance against the Magpies. “Newcastle are a team that were really strong in the second half, so we had to be switched on and I think the team worked hard for it,”
“We worked hard for the goals and I think we deserved them. With players like Alexis [Sanchez] and Danny [Welbeck] up front with all that pace, and then Santi, I think we deserved the win and we did really well.
“I think it was a great performance by the team and we’ve got to keep playing like that.”
Yes we really DO need to keep up that level of performance. After five wins out of six games the Gunners are definitely on a good run. If we can get Ozil back in the team and win again against Liverpool next week, perhaps we can start dreaming of the title again?