Arsenal in the process of making the new “Invincibles”
Arsenal’s superb performances this season has set fans to reminisce about the ‘Invincilbles Era’. Arsenal lost a number of talented players from their squad in the past couple of season. The list includes players like Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Robin can Persie and Alex Song.
In spite of such losses Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has somehow managed to put together Arsenal’s strongest squad in many years. Fortunately for Arsene Wenger his men are recording good performances as well.
Last Sunday, Arsenal travelled to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City. The North Londoners fought hard against the Eastlands in order to grab a 1-1 draw, which makes them the second team to grab a point at Manchester City’s home since February 2011.
Arsenal’s new midfield has been the key to their success. Their newly put together offense track backs into the midfield whenever an extra pair of hands is needed, but more importantly it’s Arsenal’s midfield that travels up and down the field to lend a pair of hands.
Arsene Wenger’s new signing Santi Cazorla has proven to be a miracle worker. The Spaniard kept alive his reputation for being a fiercely attacking midfielder and is already considered to be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has been repositioned to Arsenal’s defensive midfield this season. The veteran was all praise for Santi Cazorla and Arsenal’s new found fighting spirit after the 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
“There has been a confidence boost for everyone because we have already been to three of the toughest places you can go – Liverpool, Manchester City and Stoke – and I think we deserved to win all of them,” Mikel Arteta told The Daily Telegraph.
“What we are trying to do is get as close as we can and keep building that belief that we are as good as the Manchester club.”
Arsenal recent success is simply because of their chemistry. Moreover, Arsenal’s squad performs better than it looks on paper. The understanding between Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski can be credited as one of the biggest reason behind Arsenal’s success.
The optimism in North London is greater than ever. It appears as if Arsene Wenger’s warnings about Arsenal being one of the title contenders will be taken seriously by Chelsea and Manchester City.