Date:Monday November 9 2009
With all the excitement of Arsenal's current form and goal scoring exploits, we can be forgiven for getting a little carried away with what the season has in store for us.
Of course for the fans, it's all in a days work to get over-excited and overestimate what it may or may not be possible to achieve in a season, but it's the players responsibility to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground and concentrate on the task at hand.
As with most teams, the grounder of feet is usually the club captain, and this is no exception as Arsenal midfielder and skipper Cesc Fabregas says that the fear of the goals drying up is enough to keep them focused.
"We do worry about the goals coming to an end. We talk about what will happen if they stop,' said Fabregas.
'It is great when we are scoring so many goals and we have a threat all over the team, but we know that we have to keep that right the way through. There is no point scoring goals like we are until December and then it ends. That will not win the title.'
'So the fear that the run will come to an end is keeping us focused because we want to win the title and we know we have to carry on.'
It's an impossibility that we can keep up the current scoring rate for the entire season (ESPN reported that if we did we would score more than 125 goals for the season breaking the current record of 97) and it's important that we don't forget how to do the basic things, such as defending a 1-0 lead, scrapping back from a goal down, or earning a hard fought draw.
All of these things are an important part of a championship winning side, and are exponents we will need to show at some point this season if we are to finally get our trophy back.
Date:Monday November 9 2009
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