Has this victory put Arsenal back in the title race or has it just papered over some of the problems in the side? It’s a valid question, but if we can win against Manchester United and have such a high work rate, precision passing and take our chances when we have then (well, not in the last 30 mins), they of course we have a chance. But consistency will be the key. We’ve got Wigan in the Carling Cup, surely Van Persie and Vela will have to play up front? Then Aston Villa at the Emirates on the weekend and it’s a must win game against the Midlands club. We’re still 6 points behind Chelsea and Liverpool, and in reality, we have a lot of work to do. Arsene’s been reflecting on the game and he’s been speaking about the spirit of the players.
“I didn’t doubt the spirit of my players. I acknowledged that we made some mistakes, especially against Tottenham, but I never questioned the spirit, quality or ability to play for the championship. “There is only one thing in our job and that is to go on the football pitch and show how much you want it, show quality on the pitch – and spirit – and that is what we did. I believe above all today it was a fantastic football game because both teams played with the right spirit.”One thing which was clear, is that yesterday’s game was a spectacle that the Premiership can be proud of. I’ll keep it short today, as tomorrow, we’ve got an in-depth Carling Cup preview. But just enough time to announce the best commenter of the month for October… And the winner is a previous winner and it goes to the September winner…. Kieran Delaney. It’s been a tremendous effort from all the readers of the World of Arsenal, the comments have been brilliant, a really good forum for discussion and some really good (and not so good) opinions flying around. We’ve had many new commenters, and it’s been brilliant. Something I regular tune into during the day to discuss and read the opinions of our readers. The award is judged on a mix of things (and not judged by me… I’m too close to the subject matter) including factual discussion, passionate discussion, regular commenting and respect to other commenters. So well done this month and let’s the comments continue! It’s going to be an excited week this week, the mood is better that it has been for a while… Come on you Gooners!]]>