4. Arsenal win eighth straight Premier League match
The cries of, “Arsenal are back” are becoming louder with every victory that Unai Emery’s men achieve. The Gunners have been sensational of late winning their last ten matches in all competitions.
That includes seven straight wins in the Premier League that sees them sitting just two points behind front-runners, Manchester City. They’re playing glorious soccer which has best been demonstrated in a couple of their goals in recent weeks.
Their third goal against Fulham, which was started and finished by Aaron Ramsey, featured sublime skill and passing whilst something similar was on show on Monday when they picked apart Leicester with a move that started in their own half.
The kind of movement and passing that has been on show from Arsenal so far this season is reminiscent of the Arsenal team of the ’00s which was so good and made soccer look so easy. However, the main argument at the moment is that the Gunners haven’t had any huge challenges yet.
The only losses Arsenal have had this season came against title contenders, Chelsea and Manchester City. Therefore the real question now is: Can they do it against the best teams? That won’t be answered this weekend as they travel across London to face Crystal Palace.
Palace looked like they might be alright at the start of the season but are looking a bit shaky now. Roy Hodgson is feeling a little hard done by after their loss to Everton last weekend and will hope his players can turn it around this week.
Unfortunately for the former England manager that isn’t likely. Arsenal should come into this match very confident and they will make it eight Premier League wins in a row.