Hector Bellerin says that Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Manchester City turned the Gunners’ season around.
Arsene Wenger’s men had a slow start to the season, winning only two of their opening eight games in the Premier League, but produced a memorable performance to secure three points at Etihad Stadium.
Since then Arsenal have registered 18 wins in their last 22 games in all competitions and are the league’s form team, sitting third in the league with a game in hand ahead of Monday’s clash against Swansea City.
"We realised that we could do good things after that, and since then we’ve played well every single game as a group with a lot of solidarity in the team"
“The turning point was probably the Manchester City game,” Bellerin said. “Playing at Manchester City and winning 2-0 convincingly showed that it wasn’t just luck, it was because the team worked hard and we knew what we were doing.
“We realised that we could do good things after that, and since then we’ve played well every single game as a group with a lot of solidarity in the team. The team went straight up and showed that we’re not going to drop.
“After that game the boss told us that we still had a chance to fight for the title. It was a bit late but we never looked away from it. Now it’s a bit late and we understand that but we realised how we can do great things together.
“We can finish second place now and to be able to not play the Champions League qualifier is a weight off our shoulders as well. We need to get as many points as we can, starting with Swansea, and try to get the three points.”
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