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Arsenal Women’s manager Joe Montemurro is delighted with the way his side have started the season – and he has every right to be
Arsenal are flying high at the top of the Super League, have won 100% of their games so far, only conceding in one of them while they score at the other end for fun.
“I think the belief of the way that we want to play [has pleased me most] and we’re starting to implement it,” Montemurro told Arsenal.com.
“It’s starting to become everyday work and even when we did go down, we still kept on playing and kept believing that the goal was coming. We didn’t panic, we didn’t go into a shell and make a lot of errors.via Arsenal.com
“The other good thing is that even against teams where we’ve been winning five, six or seven nil we’re still continuing to play our football and it’s been our collective football. We haven’t had individuals trying to ease off or do their own thing because in those sorts of games things can get messy. So if anything, I think the professionalism and attitude that they’ve taken in to represent the club and to play our football has been the key for me.
“There’s always room for improvement. I know it’s a cliche but there’s always little things that you want to improve and build upon, and that’s what I like about it. I think the base is there and now we can just start to tinker little things and the fine margins.
“I’m still a great believer that we will go very far in this league by what we do off the ball and how well we react off the ball than with the ball because we’re always going to be dangerous on the ball.”
Due to the uneven makeup of the FAWSL, Arsenal had no game at the weekend and won’t play again until they meet Chelsea on 14 October due to the international break.
Arsenal currently sit three points ahead of their London rivals with a game in hand and a superior goal difference of +11.