Mikel Arteta’s side lost five of their final 11 games of last term to surrender 4th place to rivals Tottenham but Aaron Ramsdale is confident they will not ‘panic’ in the run-in this time around:
“At the end of last season, we panicked in certain games, I think we have learned from [that],” Ramsdale told the Evening Standard. “I think we know how to deal with that a lot better now.
“It doesn’t mean we’re not going to go into a game and panic again. But for the majority, we know what is needed and how to play and how to conduct ourselves. We are a young team we had a really tough one last year missing out on the top four and to Tottenham then it’s even more [tough], so we’re learning game by game. I think huge credit goes to the staff but also for our failure last year.”
Arsenal are currently sat top of the Premier League heading into the break after picking up a win over Crystal Palace last weekend.
Manchester City were in FA Cup action last time out, so they still have a game in hand on the north Londoners.
And with a showdown between the two title-chasing sides still to come this season, Arsenal’s lead could quickly be reduced to just two points if they are not careful.