Arsenal in great form ahead of international break

Gunners Premier League form a cause for celebration

Arsenal have risen up to second in the Premier League after a convincing win over the team who were top going into the weekend, Manchester United – that’s not the worst way to finish the domestic games before this weeks international break.

The most recent loss was courtesy of major controversy, when Chelsea defeated us by two goals to nil at Stamford Bridge. But, for Gunners fans, the loss wasn’t as bad as the score line shows, as we played the most part of 48 minutes with ten men as the playing tactics of Diego Costa got Gabriel wrongly sent off. Kurt Zouma and a Calum Chambers own goal were where Chelsea’s goals came from, and we even went down to nine men when Santi Carzola was given his second yellow card of the game.

Thankfully, the Arsenal players and management didn’t dwell on that disappointing loss, and since then we have taken nine points out of nine in the Premier League – including a 2-1 win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur, a convincing 5-2 win at Leicester, before this weekend’s 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Judging by the recent weeks, goal scoring isn’t going to be a problem this season. (If only it was that simple!)

Although not a former Arsenal player, it’s always interesting to read the thoughts of former pros who made it at the very top of the game – and the exciting news is that Coral have forged a partnership with former-England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer, which means he will give his views on the Premier League gossip.¡ as the season progresses, and hopefully he’ll be tipping us to go all the way to the top.

Upon agreeing to do the regular feature, Shearer said: “I’m looking forward to working with Coral and giving their football customers my thoughts and opinions on all aspects of what should be a fascinating and thrilling football season.

“It’s such a great sport and there’s never any shortage of controversy or major talking points so it’s going to be fun airing my views on a week by week basis through this blog.”

Now we are here, sat second in the league with a weekend off from the stress (or elation) of watching Arsenal, with England playing twice (Tonight vs Estonia, Sunday vs Lithuania).

Next up we face Watford at Vicarage Road, a team who have had a decent start back to life in the top flight for a club of their size, as they sit in 12th on ten points, and six points above the relegation zone. That will be as easy as we get it that week, as next we host Bayern Munich in mid-week before then hosting Everton the following weekend.

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