As we approach the midway point of the season, Arsene Wenger has been taking stock of where his side are in their development.
Sitting second in the Premier League and through to the Champions League last-16 as group winners, there is much to encourage him.
But the Arsenal manager still believes we can improve further - starting this weekend against Stoke City.
“I believe that first of all we have a good team dynamic, we have a very strong team spirit and we have more maturity, definitely,” Wenger said. “Unfortunately, the teams around us have as well more.
“I would say today you can assess the Premier League as very open and very interesting as well because there are many, many big games. On our side, we are in the middle of the fight and we have a chance so in December that’s very interesting.
“As you know, December is a very important month and for us even more because we have some big games. But overall, I’m very happy with the way we behave and with the consistency of our desire.
“We are playing well but we have plenty of room for improvement. I think we want to develop as a team and that’s what we have done since the start of the season.
“We had a very difficult start and since we have responded very well. I feel the team is on the way upwards but we have as well to show that first of all we can improve, that we have the desire to improve as a team, and as well, that we can repeat the performances week in, week out.
“Stoke is another challenge for us that we can reset, refocus and continue our development and take the points.”
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