The Gunners, who defeated Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, face defending English champions Manchester United tomorrow as they look to continue their fine away form that has seen them remain unbeaten in 15 fixtures.
The Wales international revealed the Gunners have taken an enormous amount of confidence from their victory over last season’s Champions League runners-up.
According to Mirror, he said:
Our biggest problem over the last few seasons is starting off well, which we have now managed to do this season.
If we get ourselves into a strong position we know our ability to get as many points as we can in the run-in has been second to none.
It was no easy task to go to Dortmund and get the win. We will take an enormous amount of confidence from that and hopefully that will put us in a good position to kick on and have a really successful season.
The 22 year old believes Arsenal must keep their current run going until Christmas before relying on their trademark form in the second half of the season. He added:
They have had a bit of a rough start but they have overcome that now. They have had a few good results in the league and will be getting their confidence back up but we are really confident ourselves.
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Our away record has been really good so hopefully we can continue to build on that.
We had a fantastic run-in last season, and after the disappointing opening game of the season we have managed to build on that and keep it going.
Hopefully we can do that up until Christmas and then we know we have the ability to compete.
The Gunners have beaten United just once in their last 12 meetings across all competitions. Even more daunting is that one has to look back as far as 2006 to find the last time that an Arsene Wenger side triumphed at the Theatre of Dreams. With Arsenal in great form and a period of transition for United, this weekend is a good an opportunity as ever for the North Londoners to break their winless streak.
Arsenal haven’t had this kind of start to a season for some years now. They have been excellent so far mixing class in attack with solidity in defence and have shown moments of the quality and resilience of the Gunners famous Invincible season.
Although it’s too early to say whether the Gunners will end their trophy drought, the start has put them in a great position, something they’ve been deprived over the past few seasons.
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