Ian Wright sets Arsenal ambitious target for rest of season amid improved form

Ian Wright believes Arsenal should be attempting to challenge for a place in the top six as a result of their rapidly-improving form.

The Gunners had a dreadful start to the season and at one stage looked like they would genuinely be battling relegation.

But Mikel Arteta’s side have now won three Premier League games in a row against Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom and have climbed to 11th place.

Following the FA Cup this weekend they have a relatively kind-looking set of upcoming fixtures in the league against Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Southampton.

And speaking on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, the Gunners’ legendary former striker said the future is now looking bright.

Arsenal are back on track after winning three games in a row
Arsenal are back on track after winning three games in a row

“If Arsenal got anywhere near the top six and they start to create and do what we’re seeing now in the last few games, I’d be happy with that, for now,” Wright said.

“I think that the confidence that will be going through the guys now, they’ll be looking forward to those games.

“Whereas a couple of weeks ago, before the three wins, they would be games where you’d be thinking, ‘oh my gosh, this could be quite intense for Arsenal.'”

Wright believes the mentality of certain players has completely changed recently, and thinks teams will now begin to fear playing the Gunners once more.

Mikel Arteta and his side may now be targeting a top six finish
Mikel Arteta and his side may now be targeting a top six finish

“Before the Chelsea game they had a run of games where you couldn’t see Arsenal winning, with the form that they were in,” he added.

“But in the Premier League, three wins changes everything.

“It changes the confidence, you’ve got players who can’t wait to play and Arsenal look like a different proposition to teams now.

“The two [Premier League] games coming up now, Arsenal will feel like they can win those games.”

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