Another start for Joel Campbell, and he seems to be doing more and more to prove his worth each game.
After scoring goals against Swansea City and Sunderland in the league, he impressed against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos in the Champions League. However, his best Arsenal performance came on Monday night in the 2-1 win against Manchester City, and he’s now looking forward to the busy festive schedule.
“The Christmas period is going to be very competitive,” said the Costa Rica international, who is now proving his worth in north London. “There are four games in 10 days and after winning the first we hope to do the same in the coming three [against Southampton, Bournemouth and Newcastle].”
Alexis Sánchez remains injured and, after performing so well against City, Campbell is likely to keep his place for those games. If he can do it against City, then why not?
On Monday night, the forward had this to say:
“It was a great game, we got a good result and now we have to look forward, there is still a lot of work to do.
“This is a big step. We are in the fight for the Premier League title. We hope to continue this winning streak. We are closer to the leaders, who are currently Leicester, and we must respect them. They are a great team who have proved a lot this season. We go step-by-step.”
That’s the way to go. Four points clear of Manchester City, the next few games will give Arsenal a great chance to open an even bigger gap between themselves and their biggest title rivals. With respect to Leicester City, it remains unlikely they can sustain their form and Arsenal are in the perfect position to pounce when things start to go wrong for Claudio Ranieri’s men.
Maybe it won’t be too long until we’re top of the league.