You'll agree with me that despite Arsenal's susbstandard performance yesterday at the American Express Community Stadium, at the end it was a plus for the gunners. This is not only having managed to bag a point but cumulatively on the progress of the team.
Arteta's men not loosing again in four matches consecutive this will henceforth create a stable mindset that will play a bigger role in how they approach the next league matches in comparison to how they performed in the first three league fixtures.
One unavoidable feature that has been distinctive in the Arsenal's recently impressive form is the stingy defense line which has for once made fans believe that probably this could be the combination that they've all been craving for.
In the last four league matches Arsenal has conceded only one goal, putting this on a weighing scale against the first leage fixtures where they conceded 9 goals in row without scoring in all honesty this is massive improvement.
So how did they manage to do so? Arsenal central defense witnessed an overhaul after the disappointing three matches. N.ow the gunners can confidently argue that they've earned a consistent backup line especially the central defense.
Before this was achieved, we can point out that Arsenal was more of experimenting on it's defense. The impromptu inclusions and changes after changes for ever match day was always in the tactical bench's script. Mari, Chambers, Holding Soares and Kolisinac all falling under the fans bitter ranting as they were castigated for their unwanting displays.
But gradually Arteta seem to be getting his combination right, Benwhite, Gabriel Meghales, Tierney and Tomiyasu are evidently Arsenal best defense combination at the moment and their performances say much more of what in-store for the gunners.
But this combination to work, there's one silent relatively unsung element that has allowed the chemistry to perfectly flow. Arsenal most criticised signing of the season before the doubting 'Thomases' had a change of heart: Aaron Ramsdale.
The Arsenal skipper has been impressive, we tend to attribute the cleansheats to defenders forgetting the men in the posts. Ramsdale has been the peculiar factor that has enabled defense to have some kind of an identity, all this derived from one of his character that he has edged Benard Leno on: The ability to command the defense .
He's not new to top flight football and has quite a bad history. Irregardless, one thing you can't take from him it's his passion and drive to see things working as per the book.
The guy is new to the team but his hunger for a win and a cleansheats showcase how he has already dwelled perfectly in the team and by the way he cordinates the men in front of him in aticipation of an attack it's nothing short of brilliance.
The features he pocesses can be noted from great goalies such as Manuel Nuer, the Italian Buffon and the yester years prime Iker Casillas. Arsenal have a gem in their hands.
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