Win streaks for Arsenal’s record-breaking Premier League. With the Gunners already leading by four points, a title challenge that had previously seemed implausible is now a distinct possibility. Nine wines, ten games, and 27 points. Arsenal has had their finest Premier League season-opening ever. The Gunners have never earned this many points at this point in a campaign previously. Even the best teams under Arsene Wenger were unable to do it.
Following Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road and Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool later that day, Mikel Arteta‘s squad now leads the league standings by four points.
What made all of this possible?
It is impossible to minimize Gabriel Jesus’ influence on Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s team’s assault has undergone a full transformation since he came from Manchester City in the summer. The need for a fresh focal point to lead the front line was evident last season. With Alexandre Lacazette in the center, Arsenal was immobile and posed no threat from the penalty spot. As a result, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe became the Gunners’ two main goal-scorers.
The Brazilian has five goals and three assists in 10 Premier League games, which is more than Lacazette had in all of last season. Jesus’ influence hasn’t simply been about making goals, either. He establishes the pace from the front with his work ethic and pressing skills. Together with captain Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka, he has assumed a crucial leadership position and instilled a winning mindset in the youthful team.
The second-youngest Premier League team this season is Arsenal, which, behind Southampton, has been a major factor in the Gunners’ success through the first 10 games. The 24th league goal Arsenal has scored this year, nine of which have been scored by players 21 or younger, came from Bukayo Saka on Sunday at Leeds. During Mikel Arteta’s stint as manager, Arsenal scored 55 goals by players 21 or younger; this is 23 more than any other team.
As was seen toward the end of the 2021–22 season when Arsenal failed to cross the finish line in the battle for the top four, having such a youthful team may have its disadvantages when it comes to the crucial portion of the season. But for the time being, the Gunners’ outstanding start to the new season is in large part due to their youthful vitality.
Arteta’s Managerial Skills:
For Arsenal’s strong start, the manager deserves a lot of praise. He has taken some significant decisions, and so far they are paying off. The choice to make Martin Odegaard the team’s captain as well as the Spaniard’s unrelenting support of Granit Xhaka, who is now appearing like a completely different player, have both been successful. Arteta had to figure out how to include specific players in his defensive scheme. Instead of using the dependable Takehiro Tomiyasu, he chose to team William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes at center-back and move Ben White to right back.
Another brilliant move by Arteta was to start Tomiyasu as a left-back in the victory over Liverpool. With Kieran Tierney on the bench, the call seemed doubtful, but Mohamed Salah was taken out of the game by the right-footed Tomiyasu, to the point where he had to be substituted with 20 minutes remaining. Arteta, like his group, is still relatively inexperienced and youthful. Although he is still learning on the job, most of his choices so far this season have turned out to be the right ones.
The kind of support Arsenal is currently receiving from the fanbase is the best indication of the newly discovered unity within the organization. Both at home and on the road, the fans are firmly behind their squad.
All of the players have mentioned how essential the fans are, and Arteta has frequently mentioned this. Before Arteta’s arrival, the team’s link to its fan base had been broken for many years, which is why he was so motivated to try to repair it.
He has undoubtedly accomplished that, which he lists as one of his greatest successes since being appointed. The supporters are always behind Arsenal when they give up a goal or make a mistake, as seen when they stood to celebrate and cheer William Saliba after his own goal against Leicester. It has a significant impact.
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