It was not the prettiest of start for the Gunners this season having started with a nervy 4-3 win at the Emirates against Leicester followed by a 1-0 loss away to Stoke City and a 4-0 drubbing at Anfield. However, fear started creeping in around the Emirates and amongst fans but the Gunners seems to have turned the corner since their 4-0 loss at Anfield going on a seven match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Arsenal have won six and drawn one since their horrible loss at Anfield and are yet to concede a Premier League goal. A win against Brighton on Sunday took the Gunners to fifth place on the table and are now six points behind leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal were rocked by the potential departure of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City all summer but the move collapsed on deadline day with the Gunners unable to sign a replacement on time for the 28-year-old. The Manchester clubs are leading the way so far this season, with both sides tied on points and are looking like contenders for the title already, although, it is still early days but the Gunners are not far away either with six points behind the Manchester clubs.
The Gunners seems to have recovered from a shaky start to the season and have given the fans some reason to be optimistic again moving forward and have now won 11 games consecutively at the Emirates in all competitions and are just one short of equalling the club record at our former Stadium Highbury.
Since the shocking defeat at Anfield, Arsenal have drawn one and won three on the bounce in the Premier League and are yet to concede a goal. The Anfield debacle obviously was a wake-up call to the Arsenal players and it appears it was the catalyst needed to turn around our shaky start to the season.
The players that looked lost and disinterested at the start of the season now play with more purpose and desire. The Gunners might not have been making the headlines like the Manchester clubs but they are gradually hitting their strides in the hunt for a return to the Champions League next season, although, whether we can maintain same form over the course of the season is left to be seen.