#sports activities Michael Owen heaps praise on Arsenal’s shift in mentality, no longer ‘comfortable’ like in year’s gone by
Michael Owen heaps praise on Arsenal’s shift in mentality, claiming they’ve been ‘comfortable’ in years gone by… and insists followers ought to ‘begin getting excited’ with Mikel Arteta’s facet high of the Premier League desk
Michael Owen believes that now’s the time for Arsenal followers to ‘get excited’ as Mikel Arteta’s facet returned to the highest of the Premier League desk.
Arsenal bounced again from their 3-1 away defeat by the hands of Manchester United with a 3-0 drubbing of Brentford in a recreation they managed from begin to end away from house.
An early purpose from William Saliba set the tone earlier than Gabriel Jesus scored Arsenal’s second to provide the Gunners a 2-0 lead at half-time.
Arsenal regained high spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Brentford on Sunday
Michael Owen is impressed by what he’s seeing from Mikel Arteta’s new look Arsenal facet
New boy Fabio Vieira scored a screamer on his full Premier League debut to finish the scoreline, leaving Owen impressed by what he noticed from the travelling facet.
Speaking to Premier League Productions, the previous Liverpool ahead mentioned: ‘I might have been the primary individual to accuse them of being comfortable over the previous few years and so they’ve undoubtedly been that however they do have a maturity [now] regardless of having lots of younger gamers in the staff.’
Only 4 gamers who began final season’s return fixture had been in the Arsenal XI for this marketing campaign’s go to to Brentford, and the distinction in high quality was clear to see with Arsenal seemingly forgetting all about final season’s woes on the GTech Community Stadium.
‘That efficiency in comparison with final season was completely different class,’ Owen continued.
‘We regarded on the fixtures they’ve performed already and so they have been beneficial for them. The first 5 they received and their first large take a look at in opposition to Manchester United they did not let themselves down however they stumbled.
‘It was vital they acquired again to profitable methods and so they did. They’re again to the highest of the league. There’s going to be large checks to come back as a result of they’ve had a beneficial begin however the confidence is rising, they’re maturing.’
Part of the explanation for Arsenal’s sturdy begin to the season – and new discovered maturity – has been due to this summer time’s arrivals and the return of William Saliba from his spell on mortgage.
In years gone by, Arsenal followers could have been liable to getting prematurely enthusiastic about their facet’s fortunes, nevertheless it appears like one thing could be completely different with this present crop of gamers – and Owen agrees.
‘If I used to be an Arsenal fan – after an extended few years – I might be beginning to get excited now.’
Goalscorers William Saliba (L) and Gabriel Jesus have had a big impact on Arsenal this time period