Arsenal handed major warning to Arteta head of defining run

Arsenal handed major warning to Arteta head of defining run

The Gunners are in fine form, but games against Liverpool and West Ham in the coming month will put them to the ultimate test.

It’s a great time to be an Arsenal supporter right now.

The results are encouraging, academy graduates are impressing, and the goal for this season is to secure a European qualification spot.

While everyone is talking about how much the team has improved, it’s worth noting that there are still a lot of similarities to the previous campaign.

When results against relegated and promoted teams are excluded, Arsenal has the same number of points from games this season as they did last season.

Arsenal had a similar run last season, losing only once in nine games over the course of 11 months and then winning only once in six.

Form is transitory, but quality is forever, as the old adage goes, and the unpredictable nature of Premier League football necessitates some perspective.

There are numerous positives, one of which is Arsenal’s strong defense, which has been bolstered by the return of Gabriel and Ben White, who have formed a fantastic center-back pairing.

When asked if they could play together for five or six years, he said, “The potential [to do that] is there because of the qualities they have individually, how they can complement each other with those qualities, and obviously with the age group that we have there.”

“They have a tremendously bright future if we manage them correctly and they are willing to maintain it.”

He said, “Gabriel has been vital.”

“He returned from a knee injury and missed the whole preseason, but he did it in a unique manner. He displayed a new degree of maturity and application. His lifestyle has vastly improved, as has his language, and he now has all of the traits necessary to be an excellent center defender. I’m quite satisfied with what he’s accomplished.”

Arsenal will play Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester United, Everton, Southampton, and West Ham in their next six Premier League games.

The Gunners picked up seven points from the equivalent games last season, so if things follow a similar trend, things in Mikel Arteta’s garden may not seem quite so lovely by mid-December.

“It’s always nice to win before the international break. It maintains the momentum and creates a positive mood among the players who must be present.

“We have to try and arrange things and know what we have to do there for the guys that have to travel on internationals.”

Victories against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and West Ham’s excellent squads would demonstrate that Arsenal is serious about their business.

The Gunners’ fifth-place finish demonstrates that they are still a work in progress, but the next matches will demonstrate just how far Arteta’s team has progressed since the £150 million summer investment.

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