Arsenal on the up despite injury crisis
Arsenal sit on top of the table after a fine start to the Premier League season
Arsenal have had one of their best starts to a Premier League season and, with Liverpool tripping up at home last Saturday, they go top of the table.
After the defeat at home to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, the Gunners have won seven on the bounce in all competitions, which has been heart warming, and has been especially impressive as the team has been hit with injuries to key players.
Aaron Ramsey's hot goal-scoring spree and a series of attractive performances have turned their season around.
Usually these turnarounds are engineered by the team towards the end of the season to qualify for the Champions' League on the back of disappointing setbacks and after all hopes of a trophy for the season were extinguished.
This season, however, the Gunners have blossomed as early as the first month of the season.
Another key ingredient of this early season purple patch has been Olivier Giroud's efforts in front of goal.
The Frenchman's stock has risen so high in the club that it was a surprise over the weekend that he couldn't manage to find the net.
If he could have done, he would have joined a select few to score in each of the first five games of a season.
The fans will be hoping that Giroud finds his goal scoring form soon because the alternatives in his position are almost non existent.
The fans will also be hopeful that key players return soon from injuries. The prospect of Mesut Ozil linking up with Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott in attacking midfield is one that can not come soon enough for them.
With Manchester City's authoritative win in the Manchester derby and Jose Mourinho looking to set things right at Chelsea, if Arsenal want to challenge for the title this season the wins need to keep on coming.
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