The Gunners briefly extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points with an impressive 3-0 win away at Cardiff City on Saturday, before Chelsea’s defeat of Southampton on Sunday brought it back to four.
The Polish international, who pulled off a brilliant save against Cardiff to keep the Gunners on par, believes that they can overcome anyone if they can maintain their current goal scoring form.
According to Mirror, he said:
We spoke about it before the game – we knew that Man United and Man City dropped points at Cardiff and that it would send a very strong message to our rivals if we won.
We’re in a position that we’d like to be in for as long as possible. But it really doesn’t matter where we are now. It matters where we are in May.
If we carry on like we are now then I’m certain we’ll be top in May. But we have a lot of work to do, a lot of tough games to win. There’s no point in putting pressure on ourselves. We just want to enjoy every single game, that’s bringing the best out of us and I don’t think that will change.
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We want to focus on the next game, which is Hull, and to keep on winning. If we do that, get the right result then we’ll put ourselves in a very comfortable position at the top of the table.
It’s very good to have that cushion at the top of the table. If we want to win the league then we must do our job very professionally to beat teams like Hull.
You talk about the title challenge, but I don’t want to talk about it. I want to talk about Hull. If we get the three points then we’ll be in a very comfortable position for you guys [the media] to talk about the title challenge. We just want to focus on the next game.
The Gunners have been in scintillating form this season and are at the summit of the Premier league table, which didn’t look possible when Arsenal lost to Aston Villa in the opening game of the season. However the signing of Mesut Ozil has lifted the entire club, and although the German hasn’t yet settled in England, his presence seems to have made players around him perform better.
The defence has also been solid and they seemed to have fixed the issues that have plagued them for years. This new found solidity has served as the foundation for the team’s success. Szczesny has been integral to the back line’s recent success and if he can keep pushing himself we will have a world beater between the sticks. Ramsey has also been immense this season, and if he can carry on playing as he has until next May, then Arsenal will be one step closer to the title.
The Gunners will face Everton, Chelsea and Man City before the end of this month and if we can remain top after this set of fixtures then it will provide a real boost heading into the festive period. Also, adding a proven striker to the squad in January will help, but the squad must continue to work hard and develop as a whole to finally end the trophy drought.
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