Arsenal have enjoyed a rich vein of form in the Premier League this season after initially failing to get any points against Manchester City and Chelsea at the start of the season. The Gunners have won their last nine matches across all competitions which raised a lot of expectations surrounding the club’s potential to win some silverware at the end of this campaign.
Arsenal’s Fantastic Start To This Campaign
The North Londoners have just been outplayed once so far when they faced off against the Citizens on the opening day of this campaign. However, their defeat at Chelsea could have easily gone the other way if Unai Emery’s men were more productive in the final third. They squandered a hatful of chances to score at Stamford Bridge, but since then, the Gunners have been firing on all cylinders up top.
The Secret Behind The Gunners’ Incredible Form
The duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have combined well with each other to cause a lot of problems in the opposition half. Even Emery’s midfielders have gradually returned to form.
The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira and Alex Iwobi have all improved considerably during this season, and they have adapted well to Emery’s brand of football at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s Underwhelming Defensive Record
However, there are still question marks over Arsenal’s defensive capabilities this season. The North London giants have conceded ten goals in 8 league matches which is simply not good enough if they are to compete for trophies next year.
The center-half partnership between Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have looked average at best while there are still doubts over Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal’s defensive talents as the Gunners have been quite susceptible down the wide areas on the counter.
Are Emery’s Men Good Enough To Win Any Trophies This Season?
Emery needs to address his side’s defensive problems if his team are to challenge for major trophies. So it might be a bit too soon for this current Arsenal team to bag any silverware this season. Football never ceases to amaze us so anything can happen as long as the North London giants can keep on improving under the tutelage of their Spanish boss.