Alex Hleb has said that he wants to finish his career at Arsenal. The Belarus international who was signed from Stuttgart in 2005 has had an up and down career at Arsenal so far but he is currently in very good form and is a very important part of this Arsenal side.
"It is really fantastic," Hleb told the club's official website regarding the unbeaten run. "I don't know why it has happened but I am very happy that it has happened and I want to play at Arsenal all my life.
"I am learning like other players as well and last season I learnt a lot of things and this season I fight to do better and this season the team is playing fantastically well.
"The atmosphere in the team is very good and of course I think everyone is playing better this season and I hope we win every cup."
Arsenal click alot better with Hleb in the side. His role is to make that final pass. I have noticed that Hleb is often the player just before the assist with alot of our goals. There is room for improvement, everyone knows that Hleb needs to get in the box more and shoot more.
Robin Van Persie talks about squad rotation.
"I like the fact that we play together week in, week out," he said after the victory at Steaua Bucharest. "Some teams switch - for example Liverpool - that is OK if they choose that.
"But when Cesc gets the ball I know what he is thinking about. When Ade gets the ball I know what I can do for him. Everybody knows their part.
"We played Saturday and then Tuesday and now Sunday this week. It will be physical and hard [for the same side]. But we think we can win things this way."
I reckon Robin is sticking the boot into Liverpool a little there. I think Rafa Benitez is a mug for changing his side around so much. Isn't it obvious that a side needs momentum and continunity? Yes, players need rests from time to time because it is a long season but then you rest 1-2 players maximum at a time. Resting your best striker in an away league game when you want to win the league is football suicide.
But hey, it helps us so well done Rafa, keep it up.
Gilberto is frustrated about being left out of the team but being the man that he is, he has said that he respects the managers decision and that Cesc and Flamini are both playing well.
"Of course I want to come back and play again in my position central midfield. But you need to respect that Mathieu and Cesc are playing very well.
"It is visible to everybody and I need to respect the manager's decision. I will do my best to return to the team. I will see in the next few games what will happen."
Poor dear Ashley Cole felt like the other players were talking about him because some people spoke in other lanuages. What is french for soap and don't pick up?
We will hear more about the injuries and players available for the Sunderland match tomorrow.