Jack Wilshere says analysis and self-belief has helped Arsenal improve their record against the bigger teams.
The Gunners struggled against the Premier League’s top four last season but have already beaten Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool this time around.
Arsenal host Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Sunday and Wilshere is confident the Gunners’ new approach will help them against the league leaders.
"Even when we played Manchester City at home we went 1-0 down and thought, ‘we know we can win this’. We probably should’ve won it"
“This year we’ve started to analyse the teams a little bit more,” the England midfielder told Arsenal Player. “We’re going there with a plan and as a team we know what we’re doing, which is important.
“Look at the last few years and we’ve had a few injuries going there and people playing out of positions, but this year we’ve looked a real unit going to tough places and a real team.
“We want to be difficult to beat when we haven’t got the ball because we know what we can do when we do have the ball, but when we don’t we want to be difficult to beat. We’re starting to do that.
“That came at the start of the year. I remember in past years going to Manchester and we’ve dominated the game but we’ve never seemed to win. Even when we played Manchester City at home we went 1-0 down and thought, ‘we know we can win this’. We probably should’ve won it.
"There’s this confidence or belief that we can do it and that’s something different this season.”
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