Arsene Wenger’s team had some fun in Istanbul on Tuesday night, scoring no less than five goals against Fenerbahce and proving that when they’re good, they’re very good! Nevertheless, have scoring sprees against Porto and the Turkish champions really sent a warning message out to the rest of Europe, or does it simply demonstrate that Arsenal can turn on the style when they get their noses in front.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Theo Walcott is in a confident mood after his team’s 5-2 victory, stating that nobody will want to play Arsenal after that kind of display. It’s highly possible that many European teams would prefer their chances against the Gunners rather than face Chelsea or Manchester United, despite their stunning display.
Emmanuel Adebayor, Abou Diaby, Alex Song and Aaron Ramsey all added goals last night, and Walcott warned: “All the teams in Europe will look and see the 5-2 win by Arsenal, away and with a young team, and I think they will be scared to play us.
“That’s the impression we want to give out to all the other teams. We do that and we have always got them on the back foot and hopefully we can just keep performing like that.
“It was absolutely brilliant. The main thing was getting the three points and everyone got their jobs right. We scored five goals and it was nice to see us taking our chances.”
Can this emphatic scoreline be explained by the fact that Fenerbahce came forward and left themselves exposed to a team that are so lethal on the counter-attack? After all, such routs have been few and far between in the Premier League up to now, with Arsenal seemingly unable to ‘get their jobs right’ in a handful of away matches to date. Does this victory mean anything?