Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who has been known for not holding back on criticism as a Sky Sports pundit, has heaped praise on the results Arsenal achieved so far this season under Unai Emery.
Carragher played an impressive total of 737 games in all competitions for Liverpool, second-most in the Merseyside club’s history, and since his retirement he has been offering his expert views to Sky Sports viewers around the globe. He has often been very hard on Arsenal in his reviews, both of the team and the club, but it’s obvious that this time around he is simply impressed by what he is seeing from the Gunners.
The former England defender puts a lot of emphasis on the fact that Emery’s team has won nine games in a row in all competitions, and he dismissed objections that point to the level of teams they’ve faced since opening the season with two defeats. He rightly said that many teams, even the top ones, tend to slip up here or there during such a run, but Arsenal have shown enviable consistency in beating any opposition that stood in their way.
The Gunners have a great chance to return to just two points behind the Premier League leaders by beating Leicester City tonight (Monday), and Carragher is very impressed by that, especially in the light of Manchester City and Liverpool both having ‘probably the best start they have ever had in the Premier League’.
There is no disputing the fact that what Carragher is saying makes a lot of sense at this point. Winning nine games in a row is certainly an impressive feat for any team in the world, but there is still no place of complacency to kick in. Overconfidence can be a dangerous thing, and while the fans can afford to (and they have every reason) be optimistic, Emery and his men still need to work on raising the defensive stability if they intend to continue impressing.