What Arsenal need to be consistent to win trophies


Arsenal recorded another unbeaten match in the League following their 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday but that wasn’t enough to see them leapfrog Tottenham from the fourth position.

The Gunners have experienced great turnaround since Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirate Stadium but the Spanish tactician needs to let his players know they need to be more consistent and determined.

After their first two defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea respectively, the former PSG manager led his side to 11-match winning streak in all competitions.

Since their invincibility was halted by Crystal Palace in their 2-2 draw at the Selhurst Park, the Gunners haven’t been convincing in their display.

Alex Iwobi, who was nothing short of brilliance throughout their winning streak, is gradually becoming less effective and unreliable.

The young Nigerian started against Wolves on Sunday but he had to make way for Matteo Guendozi after just 45 minutes due to his unimpressive performance.

Just like Iwobi, Arsenal strikers haven’t been convincing in front of goal as Aubameyang and Lacazette continue to blow hot and cold.

In the same veil, the Defenders are equally letting down their guard as they now comfortably concede cheap goals thereby putting intense pressure on strikers to get goals.

As much as Unai Emery deserves accolades for how he transformed the club within a short period of time, it is relatively important to let him know that his priority is to win trophies.

Unlike Ligue 1 where he seamlessly won the title with PSG, Premier League is very competitive and more physical he must know that every point count in the title race.

Considering the present form of the clubs vying for a top-four finish, it would be unforgivable if Arsenal fail to defeat any of these teams – Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Manchester United.

Should he fail to ensure consistency among his players and pick up maximum points against lesser teams, then it won’t be surprising to see the North London club return to Wenger’s era when they always struggle to end up in the top four.

As it stands, the Gunners are fifth on the log with 24 points, three points behind Tottenham who occupy the fourth position. They will be hoping to return back to winning ways when they battle Bournemouth on the 25th after the upcoming international break.


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