Granit Xhaka says it was important for Arsenal to maintain their good form against Ludogorets as they look to build momentum going into Sunday’s North London derby.
Last night’s 3-2 victory in Sofia means the Gunners have won 10 of their last 11 games and stretched their unbeaten run to 15 games; a fine run of form that leaves them level top on points of both their Champions League group and the Premier League.
“We expected that kind of game,” the Switzerland midfielder told Arsenal Player. “We knew that it would be difficult here, and that many teams have had big problems here in the past. In the first minutes we weren’t awake, but after that we came into the game better.
“The home and away games were very two different matches. It’s always different to play a team at home as opposed to away. Today Ludogorets played a very good match, but what’s important is that we won the game.
“It’s not just important for us players but for the whole club and for the fans. Keeping this momentum up ahead of Sunday was vital and of course we want to beat Tottenham.”
Sp*rs remain the only side not to have lost in the Premier League this season. Not that the legacy of the ‘Invincibles’ is under threat or anything, but it would be delicious to put our neighbours in their place on Sunday.
Over to you Mesut.