Last night’s win over Bodo/Glimt was far from thrilling but with 4 wins in 12 days, Arsenal continue to keep things ticking over as October slogathon moves to the halfway point.
Next up, it’s Leeds United at Elland Road.
While Jesse Marsch’s side aren’t in great form – they haven’t won any of their last five league games – the Gunners head to the North West knowing tired legs will be tested by the Yorkshire side’s intensity.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Martin Odegaard insists his teammates are ready for the next challenge.
“I’m not surprised [at the wins], we know the quality we have and we know the mindset we have now.
“Everyone is ready for every game, for every action and that’s what we wanted today.
“It wasn’t the best game [in Norway] but we won and that’s the best thing about today, the three points and our winning mentality to just win every game.”
“It’s a busy schedule these days so we have to be ready, recover as quick as possible. It will be a different game and we have to be ready.
“Our goal is to win the next game. That’s what it’s all about now, take it game-by-game and try to win every time we play. We’re not getting carried away, we have to stay calm and keep working hard.”
New boy Fabio Vieira peddled the same message.
“Arsenal is a big club, everyone knows. At the moment we’re in first place, it’s really good and we need to keep working, keep going game-by-game,” he said.
After a low-key performance in the centre of the park, the Portugal under-21 international says he’s working hard to improve physically so he can compete in the Premier League.
“It’s a different type of game. In Portugal it’s different, in England it’s more physical and you need to work on this.
“I promise I’m working!” he added before revealing he’s regularly working to improve his strength in the gym.