Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette has disclosed the Gunner’s massive improvement has been inspired by a new approach to defending.
Monday’s home win against West Bromwich Albion was their fourth win from their last five matches, a run in which Wenger’s men have stayed undefeated and conceded only one goal.
That winning streak followed a difficult start to the Premier League season where they suffered two defeats in their opening Premier League matches, letting in eight goals, and saw England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain join Liverpool.
The France international striker Lacazette struck in both halves on Monday night to become the first Gunner to score in his opening three home Premier league matches since Brian Marwood back in 1988, but a more positive was perhaps the refreshed resilient spirit they have displayed.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has often been heavily criticised for paying more attention only on his sides attack, but the 26-year-old forward said: during the month, the Gunners have reconstructed themselves defensively. They are now working together.
He said: “There was no panic in the squad – we (players) knew that working together would pay off (for the team).
“They (fans) said I (Lacazette) equalled Marwood, but I (Lacazette) am not seeking this type of record but more stability with the squad. We (Arsenal) won and we (Arsenal) won with a clean sheet. All was good – possession and goals.”