Arsenal: Five things we have learned this season

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Will anybody be able to stop Arsenal's title juggernaut this season? Here are 5 things we've learned about them so far.

1) Berlin Wall is resurrected 

German international Per Mertesacker and his band of merry men have been absolutely brilliant this season, conceding only 10 Premier League goals. 

The current Arsenal defence look capable of coming close to the invincibles defensive record, and with 7 clean-sheets in their last 9 games it shows that they're still growing stronger as the season progresses. 

2) Same Old Arsenal

Despite different approaches in some aspects made by manager Arsene Wenger, there has been one thing that has remained the same... the beautiful passing football.

The philosophy at Arsenal is something I hope to never see disappear and hopefully in 20/30.. 40 years time people are still talking about the breath-taking Arsenal passing and movement.

3) It's not just on the national stage...

Arsenal have managed to assert their dominance and style, not only on the Premier League but also on the Champions League.

The win over Borussia Dortmund was huge, and shouldn't be under-estimated. The team went to the biggest fortress in football, playing a side that were Champions League finalist and came away with a 1-0 win. 

The win was largely down to absolutely spot-on tactics being carried out in the most effective way - as dark horses going for the Champions League title, I don't think any come better than the Gunners.

4) Aaron Ramsey master of all trades, jack of none.

He has literally gone from Jack of all trades, master of none to master of all trades, jack of none. 

The Arsenal deep-lying, defensive midfield... creative goalscorer... yeah, that's the one has been the leagues best in all most every department. 

Goals - 8... the highest for a midfielder in the division.
Assists - 5... joint second highest behind only Mesut Ozil.
Tackles - 61... the most in the league.
... you get the picture.

The Welsh talent is currently producing an absolute masterclass! 

5) Arsene Wenger is a fortune teller! 

There have been times in the past where the current spine of the Arsenal team was misjudged by plaudits and supporters. I'm not going to say that they were written off, but certainly have earned some groans in the past.

Aaron Ramsey was blasted by many fans, and some even criticised Wenger for playing him. Giroud was taunted when he first came over from France for being 'average' 

Mertesacker and Szczney have also came under spells of doubt during their Arsenal career from one time or another. In the summer the signing of Flamini was also laughed off, and was seen as Arsenal going for a cheap option once again. 

A true genius. 

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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