'Great to make history' - 'massive' result puts Arsenal 'right in race'
Arsenal got four points in the initial 45 minutes of their 6-0 triumph over West Ham.
Following their victory against top-ranked Premier League team Liverpool, which sparked a lot of discussion regarding their celebratory behavior, it was crucial for Arsenal to follow it up with another triumph against West Ham on Sunday.
They accomplished that in a powerful way.
The Gunners were merciless in their performance, scoring six unanswered goals against a surprised Hammers team. As a result, many fans left at halftime, and it is likely that their competitors for the title will have taken note.
Paul Merson, an ex-Arsenal striker, expressed his excitement on Sky Sports about the team's monumental win. He suggested that if Manchester City had achieved this same victory, it would have received high praise.
Arsenal isn't given enough recognition for their achievements. In order to win the Premier League, a team must be able to recover quickly from setbacks, something Arsenal has consistently accomplished.
They are currently doing well in the title race.
Ex-Manchester City player Michael Brown commented on BBC Radio 5 Live and said: "What Arsenal has accomplished with their string of matches is truly impressive."
It is expected that they will keep improving and as time goes on, their confidence will increase even more.
"Keep Momentum Going: We're In A Great Spot"
For a period of thirty minutes at the London Stadium last Sunday, there was barely any indication of what was going to happen next.
Opportunities were scarce for each team, and at first, West Ham did a satisfactory job of restricting their adversaries.
However, following William Saliba's goal, the Hammers completely collapsed and Arsenal dominated the game.
In a short span of six minutes, the team known as the Gunners managed to score three goals and took a commanding 4-0 lead going into half-time. The second half saw two more goals being scored in rapid succession by Bukayo Saka and former West Ham captain Declan Rice.
They achieved an impressive victory in their latest away league match, with a margin of triumph that matched their previous record. This win by six goals also marks a significant milestone for the team - the last time they managed such a result was way back in December 1935, when they defeated Aston Villa with a score of 7-1.
"It's fantastic to create a piece of [club] history, particularly in the manner we achieved it," expressed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
"We're currently experiencing a positive phase, and it's important to continue building on this momentum. Right from the start, the team has been performing exceptionally well and showing remarkable sharpness."
Saka achieved a total of more than 50 goals for Arsenal, and he now has a tally of 13 goals for the entire season in all competitions.
Arteta commented that the achievements of the individual in the past few seasons are quite impressive.
It's quite a challenging task to come across someone who possesses the same demeanor, caliber and consistent performance as him on a weekly basis. His relevance to our team is therefore unparalleled.
"Can Arsenal Compete With Other Top Teams?"
Spending their winter break in Dubai has had a positive impact on the Arsenal team.
Following a series of three consecutive defeats in all competitions starting from December 28, the Arsenal squad decided to seek refuge in a training program that involved moderate temperatures in the middle of January. Nevertheless, upon their return, they have managed to achieve a series of wins in every game they have participated in so far.
Arteta understands that the competition in the title race is tough, and his team can't afford to lose many points from now until the end of the season due to the high level of their rivals.
Even though Arsenal has emerged victoriously in their last four Premier League matches, Manchester City has maintained an unbeaten streak since December 16th. Furthermore, Liverpool's sole league loss since September occurred in their recent game against Arsenal.
Alan Smith, a former Arsenal forward, expressed on Sky Sports that Manchester City and Liverpool are unlikely to lose many points.
It seems like they have to win every game from now on. But that's not necessarily a negative thing because it helps them stay focused and alert.
Former Manchester United player Roy Keane stated: "If I belonged to Arsenal's team, I would feel optimistic that we could potentially make it to the end."
It's important to stay grounded and not go overboard. While it's great to see teams celebrating, it's crucial not to let the festivities get out of hand.
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