Football Expert: Arsenal have changed their mentality.


Arsenal have changed their mentality.


Jamie Redknapp says Unai Emery's Gunners are no longer a soft side after their 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Gunners bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League as they extended their unbeaten run to 17 games following their triumph over Eddie Howe's Cherries at the Vitality Stadium. Jefferson Lerma's own-goal handed the awayside the lead before Joshua King's 45th minute strike cancelled out the opener, however, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed the win in the 67th minute.

After the match, former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder said the north London side are more 'resilient and stronger' under Arsene Wenger's successor.

"I think they've changed the mentality too," he told Sky Sports. In the last few years, they've been soft. How many times have we spoken about how they have no strength in the midfield?

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"Too many times we'd see someone overrun them, overpower them, last year Xhaka had someone run off the back of him at Bournemouth when they scored the winner.

"Those things can't happen, but they were happening time and time again under Arsene Wenger. They are more resilient, they are stronger.


"There's still a long way to go, the top four will be a big ask, but I like what I see. I think the manager has got them going, they're aggressive, they get to the ball more, and that's what you've got to do if you want to win any sort of title."

Arsenal have won as many Premier League away games this season (four of six) as they did in the whole of the 2017-18 campaign (four out of 19).

Also, Aubameyang's eight league goals this season have now come on Sundays.

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