Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has appealed to his players to carry on from where they left off by defeating their opponent and subsequently winning their first Premier League trophy since 2004.
Arteta called on his players to not forget where they are coming from, saying they should consolidate on their position on the table.
The Gunners were in excellent form after winning 12 times out of 14 games during the first half of the season, before the league went on break for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
All season long, fans and pundits have been debating whether the break will be a help or a hindrance to clubs’ ambitions, with Arsenal now without Gabriel Jesus after he was sent home early from the World Cup with a knee problem sustained in Brazil’s shock defeat by Cameroon.
Arsenal will play its first game after the break against one of their London rivals, Westham on boxing day at the Emirates statdium.
“You know, I want the team to play a certain way, and the more consistent we are on that, the more we are going to win,” he told Sky Sports.
“There is excitement, and we should be excited and we should be embracing the opportunity that we have ahead of us.”
Arsenal leads the English Premier League log with five points clear of the second position Manchester City.