I think I’m going to build a template that has a first paragraph which is mostly “it wasn’t pretty, but...” sentiments. Arsenal continued their unbeaten run today with another initially unconvincing performance that got better in the second half, which is becoming a theme. It’s not a theme I like, and it’s not a theme I want to continue throughout the season, but at the same time, soccer is, like all sports, a results-based business.
Seven straight wins is nothing to sneeze at, though, and Watford was probably the toughest opponent Arsenal has faced in a month, so I have no major complaints (just several minor ones). I will say, though, that while winning a lot of games in a row is awesome, the way they’re being won right now is probably not a repeatable skill over the long haul, so hopefully Unai Emery & Co will get all the pieces working together smoothly sooner rather than later.
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