Arsenal will lock horns with Manchester City this afternoon in what has the potential to be one of the games of the season so far – if the Gunners are able to really go after the league leaders, that is. We all know that Arsenal have had their fair share of difficult moments throughout the course of the campaign thus far, but if they can get out ahead of Pep’s men and put some pressure on them, we could be in for a cracker.
During a recent interview with Arsenal.com, manager Mikel Arteta looked ahead to a huge few weeks that will see them play Manchester City, Benfica, Leicester, West Ham and Liverpool.
“That’s when we will define our season, if we are able to close the gaps in those games with them,” he said.
“It’s going to create some momentum for us and we’re going to get closer to them. We know that the margins for error are minimal with the season that we’ve had in previous months, so we need to kick on.
“We want to be us. It doesn’t matter who we play. I want to see a team that plays with the character and personality that we have shown in recent months. I want us to keep continue maintaining that line.
“If we do that, we will cause problems to any team. But we need to do that from the beginning. We obviously want to show other teams respect but still be true to ourselves.”
How will Arsenal fare over the course of the next few games?