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The Ox: Team Spirit Can Lead Us To The Title

The Ox: Team Spirit Can Lead Us To The Title

I`m not sure how long it`s been since Arsenal last won a trophy, because nobody ever divulges that sort of information, but it must have been a year or two.

However there appears to be plenty of belief in the squad that this year we can finally break our very large duck.

Last week I predicted that our team spirit and bond created by our players having played with each other for a good long while would enable us to emerge victorious over the old enemies £110M squad, and so it came to pass, and after going on a run at the end of last season usually reserve only for champions elect, belief is high in the camp this season.

Especially after the signing of Mesut Ozil.

The Ox in particular thinks we can do great things.
"We've been contenders ever since I came to Arsenal. Or at least that's the feeling in the squad. We really think we can take the title."

'Obviously it hasn't happened in recent seasons. But in the form we showed at the end of last season, and - when I was watching from the sidelines - in the spirit we've shown at the start of this, in the derby, everyone was fighting for each other."

'That team spirit, you can't buy it. That, along with our manager and the signings, I'm full of optimism that this season can be a good one."
'We think we can win the title. Just like we believe we can win every competition we're in. If you don't believe that, then you don't deserve to be at Arsenal.'



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday September 7 2013
Time: 11:11AM

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It's good to see this belief from the boys. I'm not sure if we currently have the talent to win the league (though I'm of the opinion that our current squad (when fit) is better than the United squad that won the league last year) this season, but one thing is certain, you can't win the title without the belief or team spirit.
Rocky7
07/09/2013 11:24:00
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Or as Arsene says (like life of Brian) OOOoooooh yes he has a lot of Spiwit the little wapscallion.
Bradysleftpeg
07/09/2013 11:28:00
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It's good that they can apparently retain a positive spirit within the squad and the club itself. At times there seems to be almost unrelenting negativity outside.
Amos.
07/09/2013 11:33:00
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This window was nearly the death of us R7. The spirit and anticipation coming from Arsenal since the signing of Özil has been an amazing transformation. Just shows what a decent signing can do.
Bradysleftpeg
07/09/2013 11:42:00
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I think most of the negativity came from the fact that we knew we were close to being a great team, but lost a little faith due to the way some of our targets evaded capture. The signing of Özil will go a long way to appease the fans and reassure us that we are finally coming out of the wilderness.
Bradysleftpeg
07/09/2013 11:49:00
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Everyone must have hangovers like mine as no-one seemed to notice the glaring spelling error in the article title. Team "Sprit" indeed.
Rocky7
07/09/2013 12:01:00
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I've seen claims that Mesut replaces Cesc but I hope it doesn't seem negative to point out that we didn't win anything with Cesc. Signing Ozil was among the best possible of choices to meet our most pressing need for another creative midfielder but the signings of last year and the year before along with the talent we are nurturing will be maybe more important if we are win anything. No matter how talented the idea that one signing changes that much is probably going to have to meet with the reality before too long.
Amos.
07/09/2013 12:06:00
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There is actually a lot to be said for a collective belief, both from the fan base and players. Look at all those years Man Utd scored late goals ... it's not something you practise, it's because after a few late goals they would always believe they would get them, and then other teams started to believe it too, and so it would come to pass. It was the same with us (but negatively) for a while with conceding late goals a few years ago, we drew so many games that way. Once everyone believes something it generally happens.

Whether or not Ozil brings enough talent to the team by himself to give us a trophy is not something we can know, but he our players believe it, our fans believe it and then other teams start to believe it, we've got a fantastic chance of making it happen.
Rocky7
07/09/2013 12:20:00
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Of course it's just as important to have the talent, but as I said previously, you can have all the talent in the world, but you won't win anything if you don't believe you can.
Rocky7
07/09/2013 12:21:00
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I can agree wholeheartedly with the power of belief. Positivity has always been a key component of success in many fields. How many so-so results might it take before we hear condemnations of our failure to sign a 20 goal a season striker, a ball winning midfielder or dominant centre back? But I probably need to take a more positive view of some of our fanbase. :)
Amos.
07/09/2013 12:31:00
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