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Arsenal’s goal blitz continues after another commanding victory

Arsenal’s remarkable form in the Premier League continued as they demolished Sheffield United with an emphatic 6-0 victory on Monday night. This latest win is a testament to their offensive prowess, having now scored an astonishing 31 goals in just 7 league matches in 2024. The Gunners are not just winning, they’re doing so in style, sending a clear message to title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.

Mikel Arteta kept his comments on the title race, stating, “Nothing to say. We have to do our business” – a philosophy that’s clearly paying dividends, with the team’s performances speaking louder than any words could.

A curious statistic from the game was Arsenal centre-back William Saliba’s remarkable pass count, which at 169, was higher than the entire Sheffield United team combined, who managed a total of 142 passes. This not only highlights Saliba’s importance in Arsenal’s build-up play but also the team’s overall dominance on the field. Arteta praised his team’s efforts, pointing to the ongoing work to “improve in every phase of play, the chemistry of the players, and the desire of the players to improve in every area.”

Arsenal’s 2024 campaign has been perfect in the Premier League with 7 victories from as many games, but the Gunners have also allowed 2 defeats. The only flaws on their record came in cup competitions – one against Porto in the Champions League and another versus Liverpool in the FA Cup. However, these setbacks have done little to dampen the spirits within the camp, with the league form ensuring Arsenal remains a formidable force in English football.

As the season progresses, Arsenal looks more and more like a team capable of going all the way. With Arteta at the helm and players responding to his tactics and philosophy, the North London side is poised to continue their impressive run. The Spanish specialist and his footballers will be desperate to avoid last season’s meltdown when they led Manchester City by five points but lost three of the last 12 games and subsequently finished in 2nd place, 5 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side.