For years on end, Arsenal fans have been crying out for a fresh face in the Emirates dugout as they felt the club had grown stale. However, none of them expected Unai Emery’s reign would have started in such ferocious fashion.
On Thursday night, Arsenal made it 11 wins out 11 with a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon. This is the club’s best run in 11 years, with their all-time record being 14 consecutive wins. On Sunday, they face perhaps their most difficult challenge yet, a trip to Selhurst Park.
Here’s why Arsenal need to keep their run going against Crystal Palace.
2Liverpool: Up Next
When Arsenal lost their opening two games of the campaign, the term #Project24 was branded around Twitter. This hashtag referred to the fact that Arsenal had eight winnable games coming up in the league before they faced formidable opposition. Currently, the Gunners have 21 points and a win on Sunday would complete that objective. Furthermore, after Sunday, Arsenal will face one of league’s two title contenders, Liverpool.
The Reds have been tipped as the only team capable of stopping Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and their performances thus far have only strengthened that claim. With Liverpool coming to the Emirates next Saturday, Unai Emery must take advantage of this game against a team of lesser quality. It’s imperative that the Gunners go into that clash with the Reds with a 100%-win ratio and the utmost confidence.