The Gunners have enjoyed a superb week so far as they sealed a famous 1-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday as they took control of their Champions League group, four days after having secured a 2-0 win over Liverpool.
The Polish international sees no reason why Arsenal should not be confident of another top display against United.
Speaking to the Arsenal official website, he said:
It’s been a good week for us so far. [We’ve had] two clean sheets and two results against two quality opponents, one away from home at one of the toughest venues in Europe, I believe.
Real Madrid got battered here [in Dortmund] last year so it’s a good feeling to come out of here with three points. We’re looking forward to Sunday and we’re going to try and make it a perfect week.
It would be an amazing week to get nine points out of the three games. Probably not a lot of people expected us to do so. There’s not a better time for us to go to Old Trafford, we’re confident, we’re enjoying our football, so we’re looking forward to it.
The 23 year old has insisted that the Gunners back four deserve a special for their defensive performances in the past week. He added:
It was definitely tough but we expected Dortmund to press us very high up the pitch. We were prepared for that and I thought every time we managed to get out of the pressure we looked quite dangerous.
- Report: Raul Sanllehi Identifies 24-Year-Old As The Perfect Replacement For Hector Bellerin
- Report: Arsenal Ready To Offer €100 Million For Thomas Lemar In January
- Report: Arsenal Offer Ozil Final £275,000/Week Contract
We stayed solid at the back for 90 minutes and took our chance when it came. It was pretty much a perfect performance for us.
I think the key to what we’ve done in recent weeks is the defensive performances of the back four and the whole team. They’ve been incredible, they’ve made my job very easy. It’s been very good for them and hopefully we can keep it going.
It was a brilliant win for Arsenal against one of the best teams in Europe. It was a performance of patience, maturity and intelligence which allowed them to gain three vital points in Champion’s League Group F and avenge the home defeat of a fortnight ago. The win extends the team’s unbeaten away form to fifteen matches.
It wasn’t one of the most convincing performances from the team but it need not be as playing free flowing doesn’t always guarantee a win. 3 points is all that matters and a special mention should be given to our defence which was excellent yesterday.
Next up is Manchester United at Old Trafford which will also be a tough fixture considering they have Rooney and Persie but if we can keep out the likes of Lewandowski and Suarez then we can fancy our chances against the United duo too.
Can Arsenal beat United and make it a perfect week? Share your thoughts in the comments below.