Arsenal only lost one of their six matches in October.
While the Gunners did marginally ‘worse’ in October than in September, as Arsene Wenger’s side went unbeaten last month, there are still plenty of positives to take.
Arsenal aren’t playing perfectly at the moment but there’s definite signs of improvement. Our best match last month was probably our 0-0 against Chelsea away, which could become a crucial point come the end of the season.
However, in October, we beat Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park.
We’re going 1-0 behind and having to fight back from a losing position more often than I’d like but at least we ARE bouncing back now.
Arsenal also still have an 100% win rate in the Europa League and have progressed to the fifth round of the League Cup.
Not too shabby.
1. Premier League
Arsenal faced newly promoted Brighton at home on 1 October and won by a solid 2-0 with goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi. The Spaniard was a huge player for Arsenal in October, scoring twice.
The Gunners then traveled to Watford, which is where it all went wrong. Despite going 1-0 ahead early on through Per Mertesacker, the Hornets quickly derailed Arsenal’s momentum when they were awarded a penalty for a dive. They ended up winning 2-1.
The Everton trip was where something seemed to click into place. It was the first time Wenger had played Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil together and they blew the Toffees away. While we went 1-0 down, we fought back. We just need to work on tightening up our defense and not conceding in the first place.
Arsenal rounded off October’s Premier League fixtures with their home match against Swansea, which once again saw Wenger’s side go 1-0 down. We bounced back via Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey.
Our Bosnian Hulk has also been an immense player for us in October.
Hopefully we can get that win rate up to 100% in November… although I’m feeling pessimistic.
Next, Europa League