Arsenal added to their record breaking run of away wins and an incredible run of form that has seen just 1 loss in the past 21 games overall. The Gunners haven’t seen a loss aside from Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, since March 2013, when we failed to get any points away to local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, so it was extra special that our win took us clear of the spuds yesterday.
Things really have changed from that date and Arsenal only seem to be improving week by week. And this time around, after beating West Brom in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, Arsenal followed that game up with a well fought victory and three points over Swansea City at the liberty stadium.
The win puts Arsenal on top once again and the Gunners now have 15 points out of a possible 18, with our closest challengers Spurs on 13. Arsenal are currently 4 points ahead of Chelsea, 5 ahead of City and an astonishing 8 points ahead of Manchester United, giving the Gunners a real boost that we can finally make something happen this year.
In fact Wenger too has admitted that his side is performing just like it used to in the club’s glory days, although of course we now have very different players.
In an interview after the game, Wenger said: “There is nothing better than winning. The first half was quite difficult, we were slow in our combinations and Swansea were sharper than us. It was a question of being patient without making mistakes. After we were much stronger and playing at our level. We took advantage of the chances we have created. We have substance in the team and we could see that today in the second half. We came out with purpose in our game and that was important.”
Wenger seems to be as impressed as the fans, player’s and media are alike, however we can thank nobody more than Le Prof himself, who despite all the criticism and controversies against him, he still manages to do the job for Arsenal, 17 years on since he joined the club. Next up we face Napoli in the Champions League, so bring on the Italians and more significantly Higuain!