Arsenal have now recorded three straight Premier League victories after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James Park. The win moved the Gunners up to seventh place in the top-flight table.
The victory gives the north London side a chance of building some momentum for the season, especially as they have a favourable run of games coming up.
Nothing like momentum to light up a season
Momentum is a strange tanginess factor for football teams. Sometimes momentum can make teams seasons. They can be on a terrible run of form and then they record a win and suddenly they are on fire.
Hopefully, now that the opening few fixtures are out of the way for the Gunners they can now they push on in the Premier League and the Europa League.
Fixtures look favourable
While no games are easy to win, especially for Arsenal who have a tendency to slip-up in so-called comfortable games, the Gunners next few games offers the team from north London to build up some real momentum.
The Gunners have four straight home games coming up. Their first one is on Thursday night when the north London side host Ukrainian outfit Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League.
Next up is a home game against Everton next weekend before a League Cup game against Brentford and another home clash with Watford. While Gunners boss Emery may rotate his team in the cup games, the run certainly gives Arsenal a chance of building a winning run.
Arsenal are usually strong on home soil, with only their away form letting the Gunners down in recent seasons. Very few teams fancy a trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal, so the next few weeks should prove fruitful for the team from north London.
Building a top-four challenge
Emery’s first season in charge of Arsenal was always going to be a transitional one. The Gunners no doubt want to return to the top four in the Premier League in the near future.
However, at the minute the north London side are outsiders to finish in the top-four this season at odds of 2/1. The Gunners were always going to be underdogs to clinch a Champions League place this season, though.
A good run of results over the next few weeks can instill belief in the players that they can finish in the top-four in Emery’s debut campaign at the club.
Can Arsenal now put together a winning run?