Keep calm and carry on…although it is hard not to get excited

The last matchday’s results were quite kind to our beloved club and we are now sitting with a 7 points lead at the top of the EPL…

Yet, we are still a young team that has quite some room for improvements especially in defensive phases or when facing an agressive press. Our defensive set-up sometimes loses its shape and calm when put under pressure.

We have now quite some fixtures coming up:

  • Newcastle at home
  • Tottenham away
  • Man Utd at home
  • Everton away
  • Brentford at home
  • Man City at home
  • Villa away

It is all about building a strong series so we really need to win the first 3 games of this series and then we can go in the next 4 with some confidence and less pressure. All 3 games are tough with Newcastle having a wonderful season, Tottenham who will want to play their best against us and a Utd team with a resurgent Rashford who always bothers us…Bag 9 points by hook or by crook and then we can serenely prepare for Everton, Brentford and City…If we come out with 16 points out of these 7 games, we will still be leading the EPL BUT we would still have to play City, Liverpool and Newcastle away and Chelsea at home so the road is long and while hopes and expectations are raising, we need to keep calm and carry on…starting tonight against a strong Newcastle team.

Neutralizing Trippier, Guimares, Joelington, Almiron, Maximin and Wilson. Theryare very good at set pieces with Schar and Botman in the air so that will be a tough battle for Gabs and Saliba. We need to dictate in midfield and also bully Schar and Botman’s lack of pace. Burn is great going forward but Saka can take advantage of his defensive lapses. I think this game is in Party-Xhaka’s hands to be honest – if they control the midfield, we will be ok but if not, I can see us suffer a lot…

COYG!

Happy New Year fellow bloggers!

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6 Responses to Keep calm and carry on…although it is hard not to get excited

  1. LB says:

    “Keep Calm and Carry On” Very British, lol. Good read RC thanks for making the effort.

  2. RC78 says:

    It had been a while…and while in UK, one must try to be British

  3. allezkev says:

    Stiff upper lip RC, good post, Newcastle have been very impressive this season but they’ve not played this vintage of Arsenal yet?

    Momentum is the key, keep the show on the road.
    Just keep winning that’s the bes5 medicine.

  4. RC78 says:

    Not sure why the ref did not consult VAR on the Gabriel’s shirt tugging…Moving forward but it would not hurt having someone else upfront…Can’t wait to see ESR back in the fold…

    Apparently we are looking at Mudryk and Joao Felix. I d like us to consider Kolo Muani as well.

  5. fred1266 says:

    Go an show your support for odegard who has been nominated for player of the month of November and Eddie for goal of the month

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