Six in a row.
While there are about a million different things that you could choose to pick up on from Arsenal’s game against Brentford last night, the most important statistic of them all is this: Arsenal Football Club have won six games in a row. Now while the circumstances behind those wins are a little bit questionable, the truth of the matter is that a win is a win – and that’s all that matters both domestically and in European football. Unai Emery knows how to win football matches, and he showcased that for everyone to see once again last night as Arsenal overcame a tough challenge in the form of Brentford.
Welbz is back
Arsenal seemed fairly comfortable throughout the course of the first half, and they made their ‘dominance’ pay on two separate occasions courtesy of a man who continues to surprise people – Danny Welbeck.
The Englishman scored a brace in the first 45 minutes and while people will continue to doubt him because it was against Brentford, a Championship side, being trusted with a game like this shows that Emery knows Welbeck is the kind of forward that can show up when it matters the most.
Alas, with around 15 minutes gone in the second half things got a little bit nervier, when Alan Judge pulled one back to set up a grandstand finish. The Bees threw everything they had at the Gunners in an attempt to get the equaliser, only for a late Lacazette goal in injury time to seal the win and a passage into the next round. After seeing the likes of Wolves and Manchester United go out, this was the kind of boost Arsenal needed in a competition where it’s entirely possible that they could walk away with some silverware.
We’ll have to see how the draw pans out before we get that far, though, but as we spin back round to the original point, we do truly need to remember that a win is a win. If you do so on a consistent basis then that’s naturally going to build up a bit of confidence within the side, and that good feeling spreads throughout the squad, the fans, and the entire club. It could easily all change at the weekend but for now, we’re going to sit back and enjoy it.
How many games unbeaten will Arsenal go?