Arsene Wenger says Arsenal’s record 14-game winning streak at the Emirates is a testament to his squad’s patience when faced with stubborn defences.
The Gunners haven’t dropped a single point at home since the 2-2 Premier League draw with Manchester City in April and can extend the sequence with two home games this week against Huddersfield and Manchester United.
Ahead of the visit of the Terriers, Wenger noted that the impressive record is fostering confidence in his squad.
“We have been a bit more patient, better defensively as well, more secure defensively and could make the differences many times in the second half,” he said.
“Then you build the belief and the strength that comes from the history of the team at home as well.
“We feel that we can turn it around, no matter what happens. Certainly, the home support makes a difference as well.”
“That’s the target,” he added, when asked whether the Emirates can become a fortress like former home Highbury.
“It’s too early to say that because I don’t think the period is long enough to assess.”
Here’s to two more wins and six more points in the coming days and many more victories at home after that.