Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are still buzzing from the performance at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in which the Gunners stunned Manchester City with a performance of tactical discipline which was rewarded with a fully deserved 2-0 victory.
Goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud boosted the Gunners’ hopes for a top four finish and instilled major confidence in a side that it is fair to say has under-achieved up until this point in the season.
The question on Arsenal fans’ lips is why has it taken Arsene Wenger this long to set his team up like this in an away game against a major rival?
It could be argued the Gunners’ gung-ho approach in big away matches last season cost them the title with heavy defeats suffered at the Etihad, Anfield, and Stamford Bridge.
If Wenger is now willing to adapt to this philosophy away from home, the signs from Sunday’s game at the Etihad are that Arsenal can be a match for anyone – especially if they add a couple of new faces as reports are suggesting this month.
But as usual, there are plenty of rumours concerning the Gunners that seem a little far-fetched.
Click on Arsene Wenger to reveal 5 ‘most absurd’ Arsenal rumours heard so far this January.
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