Young Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Tottenham should fear the fluency of Arsenal’s football when they come to the Emirates.
Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has spoken to Arsenal.com ahead of the North London derby against Tottenham, and he believes that the Gunners are finding their fluency again as they prepare to host their rivals at the Emirates.
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Arsene Wenger’s side are still unbeaten in the Premier League this season, but they certainly haven’t been at their sparkling best. The Arsenal philosophy relies on slick passing and quick movement, and with new players bedding in it is clear not everyone has clicked just yet.
Chamberlain has been encouraged by the Gunners’ recent performances however, particularly last week’s 3-0 win at previously unbeaten Aston Villa.
“I don’t think [we’ve been at our best yet],” he said. “We’ve been hard to beat at times, which is good, and we have shown that never-give-up attitude – especially earlier in the season when we nicked a late winner against Crystal Palace and came back to draw at Everton.”
“That’s good, as is the fact that we haven’t lost yet in the league. Last week against Aston Villa we went 3-0 up in quick fashion and then killed the game really well. After that we were a bit more relaxed and played more fluently – we were a bit more like ourselves, so I think it is coming together again.”
“Sometimes it can a take a few games to start playing the way we like to play, and it is easier said than done. But the important thing is that we haven’t been losing and I am sure that the attacking fluency will come back and we will come good.”
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have a superb record in the North London derby, particularly at the Emirates, so the players will be full of confidence heading into this evening’s game. On top of the fact that Spurs seem to be stuttering somewhat under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, things are looking good for the North London Reds.