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Arsenal need to make teams fear them again!

CONSISTENCY: NEEDED MORE THAN EVER by WAC

What does it take to have a good run? I guess the players who made up the invincibles. Unfortunately, there will never be such a team ever again in the history of the premier league. The best a team can hope for right now is a great winning or unbeaten run spanning several games.

Given the present scope of the premier league, every team has several ways of showing consistency. Its either you make your home ground a fortress or you embark on an awesome away run or score at least a goal in every game or concede no goals in several games. Arsenal were, prior to our last 5 games, in neither category. However, having started this run we have to keep it going.

Arsenal have never needed our support more!

This weekend is crucial to all the top teams in the Premiership and the winners will be counting their blessings, while the losers will be rueing an opportunity lost.

Man City face Tottenham and the winners will have a great boost to their title hopes, while Arsenal face Man Utd who also can’t afford to drop points to keep up with their Manchester rivals.

But Arsenal have their backs to the wall and a defeat could see them drop back to seventh in the table and be left with a mountain to climb to get back into the Top Four.

Walcott – We need to score an early goal in home games

The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott thinks that the only way to open up a home game in the Premier League matches is for Arsenal to score an early goal, or the supporters get a “bit edgy.”

“The Emirates is a fantastic stadium, the pitch is massive, teams want to come here, put men behind the ball and catch us on the break,” said Walcott.

“If we don’t get that early goal it is sometimes very difficult for us to break teams down, and the fans get a bit edgy when we don’t get the goals we should be giving them.