Arsenal now cannot be underestimated by its competitors, especially to pursue the Champions League zone. Positive results they managed to achieve in the continuation of the Premier League week 30.
Arsenal won with a score of 1-0 when they met the host Aston Villa, Saturday (19/3/2022) night WIB. Bukayo Saka scored the winning goal for the Gunners in the 30th minute.
These are three crucial points for Arsenal in the competition for the 4th position in the standings or the Champions League zone. Now, with 54 points, Arsenal are four points clear of Manchester United and still have two games to play.
Arsenal began to assert their status as a strong candidate for representatives of England in the Champions League next season. More than that, Arsenal also showed that they are growing.
In fact, the legend of the team nicknamed the London Cannon, Ian Wright insists that currently Arsenal is not a team that can be the subject of ridicule by football pundits.
Nerves of steel – Arsenal showed a complicated performance last season 2020/2021. So did the start of this season. Arsenal will be the subject of ridicule or scathing comments from pandits. However, that is no longer the case for now.
“I think a lot of people, a lot of pundits, get really excited when they talk about Arsenal and how weak they are and don’t have a leader,” Ian Wright told Premier League Productions via Metro.
“And, look at them now. Right now, you need those people to start saying that this Arsenal team is a young team and we are starting to see character grow in this team,” said Ian Wright.
Still Stable – Last week, Arsenal lost 2-0 to Liverpool. However, their performance in the match was not too bad. Liverpool are the only club that can beat Arsenal in the last eight games.
In the eyes of Ian Wright, Arsenal has developed very rapidly. Not only in character and as a team, but also on an individual level. Ian Wright saw several players who always showed impressive performances.
“We’re starting to see the likes of Ben White, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey. We’re talking about five, six, seven, even eight players we get 8/10 every week,” said Ian Wright.
“As Bukayo Saka said, last season it was something they were really fighting for, defending and maintaining the lead, now they are much better at it,” said Ian Wright.