Arsenal were indebted to goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey on Saturday as the Gunners came from behind to beat Swansea 2-1.
Sam Clucas had struck in the first-half to silence the Emirates Stadium, but Arsenal’s second-half fightback downed the spirited Swans as the Gunners took all three points from the game.
The win means they have now collected 19 points in their 10 games, and they are just a single point behind arch-rivals Tottenham, who fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at the weekend.
Arsenal’s recent run has seen them shake off an apparent crisis, and it has displayed just how strong the team can be. Indeed, Granit Xhaka, who has been the target of a lot of criticism, said the win displayed his team’s character.
Xhaka told Arsenal.com: “It’s the third time in a week that the team have come from behind to win, that says a lot about this team”.
“Lots of people talk about the character of our team, that it’s not right and that we need to do more. But we always show that we can come back. Today we were 1-0 down, last week we were 1-0 down, but we turned the games around and that shows the character of this team”.
The allegations that the Gunners lacked character came following their awful 2-1 loss at the hands of Watford. Hornets’ striker Troy Deeney questioned Arsenal in the aftermath of the game, but they have responded superbly.
Arsenal are now well placed to continue their challenge for a Champions League berth, while their Europa League and Carabao Cup campaigns are showing signs of promise.
While the team has been criticised hugely in recent weeks, their display of character and strength has resurrected their hopes of a successful season once again.