What a difference a year makes for Arsene Wenger.
Heck, even a couple of months have tilted the scales.
The Arsenal boss has the Gunners cruising, joint-top the Premier League and its UEFA Champions League group.
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In the case of the latter, Mesut Ozil led Arsenal in a master class of “How to Beat an Overwhelmed Opponent” on Wednesday. Ozil scored three of Arsenal’s six goals, and the Gunners will struggle to not advance to the knockout rounds.
That’s usual, but there’s something atypical about this Arsenal group. They are getting the job done.
From the BBC:
“Our confidence is stronger with every win but we have to keep the vigilance as well, and the urgency to bring that into the next game.
“Let’s not be too quick on the verdict. We have a strong squad and a strong spirit, but you have to take care of it and keep your feet on the ground. The only way to win something big is to focus on the next one and work on humility.”
Easy for him to say. Yes, the Bulgarian opponents weren’t anywhere near Arsenal’s level, but the Gunners were ruthless. Don’t count them out of anything this year.