Arsenal’s ten-game winning run dismissed by England legend

first_imgBut while it may seem an impressive feat, a quick glance at their recent opponents shines a different light on their winning run.The Gunners’ league victories have mostly all come against struggling teams, with Everton and Watford the only top-half opponents they have beaten, while it also includes a win over Championship side Brentford in the EFL Cup and two European minnows in the Europa League.Arsenal’s two league defeats this season came from their opening two games against Chelsea and Manchester City. They haven’t faced a top-six side since.And Pearce believes Unai Emery’s men will struggle when they come up against their top Premier League rivals again, with their next big meeting against Liverpool at home on November 3. Stuart Pearce has dismissed Arsenal’s impressive run of ten consecutive victories in all competitions, saying their fixtures ‘have been kind to them’.The Gunners extended their winning run with a 3-1 Premier League victory over Leicester City on Monday night.It could have been a different result had the Foxes taken advantage of their early dominance. Arsenal were under the cosh for the first 30 minutes and went 1-0 down through a Hector Bellerin own goal.Arsenal were much improved after the break, though, and sealed an impressive win at the Emirates Stadium, with Mesut Ozil shining in midfield and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring a brace to make it ten wins on the bounce. Arsenal produced a brilliant second-half performance to beat Leicester Listen back to Stuart Pearce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above Unai Emery has guided Arsenal to fourth in the Premier League table, but have they been treated to a run of easy fixtures? Arsenal’s last clash against a top-six rival ended in a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea center_img Discussing Monday’s win over Leicester, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Arsenal played some lovely football in the second half, but the game could have gone either way, really.“Leicester played extremely well in the first half and could have had a couple of goals, which would have changed the balance of the game.“I think the fixtures have been fairly kind to Arsenal so far.“Any time they have played the other top six teams they’ve been beaten this year and I think push will come to shove when they play the bigger teams again.” 3 3 3last_img read more