The feelgood factor is well and truly back after nine wins in a row. But Unai Emery says we must improve if we want to extend our winning run.
Our 5-1 win at Fulham before the international break was a comprehensive victory but we’ve had a few close shaves - not least against Watford, who could have led at the Emirates before losing 2-0.
Emery picked out that game as evidence that we’ll need to get better to sustain any sort of challenge for honours.
“I think we need to improve a lot,” said our head coach.
“I think we have to continue doing a lot of things to get better. Our demands need to be very high. The supporters can enjoy it with us but also we’re speaking with our reality every day.
“If we are remembering the last match at the Emirates [against Watford], we won but not playing like we want, with the control against the opposition.
“The first two matches we lost, against Manchester City and Chelsea. But after six matches winning in the Premier League, our target hasn’t changed. [We need] this calm because we [beat] a lot of opposition teams with very [poor] performances.
“We need to stay with the best teams in the Premier League. To stay with them, we need to do better and get better at different things.”
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