Soccer – Arsenal news: ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ – Hector Bellerin wants Gunners to be ‘realistic’ during winning run

Soccer – Arsenal news: ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ – Hector Bellerin wants Gunners to be ‘realistic’ during winning run



The Spaniard is delighted to see things going so well for the Gunners, but has pointed out that the club are building long term under Unai Emery

Hector Bellerin wants Arsenal to remain “realistic” during a nine-match winning run, with the Spaniard telling an expectant fan base that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.

Supporters at Emirates Stadium continue to ride a rollercoaster of emotions in north London, with their team’s inconsistencies helping to keep things interesting.

A frustrating end to Arsene Wenger’s reign, as the club slipped out of the Premier League’s top four, was followed by the optimism which greeted Unai Emery’s arrival as boss.

He then opened his debut campaign at the helm with back-to-back defeats to see more uncomfortable questions asked of the Gunners.

They have, however, responded with a stunning sequence of results to help raise expectations and suggest that good times lie ahead.

Bellerin is delighted to be back on an upward curve but is also eager to avoid seeing everyone connected with Arsenal swept up in the hype surrounding the club, telling their official website: “We need to be realistic, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

“There’s loads of things that are changing for us, not just as a team but as a football club so the most important thing is to believe in the way that we want to play. 

“We’re a team now that play from the back, we probably risk it a bit more than before, but for us it is important for our fans and for everyone around us to believe in this idea that we have. 

“At the beginning it is going to be harder, but the more we train it, the more we work at it, the better we are going to get at it. 

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“For us it is about getting used to the system, be a team, be competitive and have this winning mentality, take it to the next level and become the team that the manager has in mind. 

“I’m sure with the help of the fans and everyone at the club we will be able to do it.”

Arsenal will go in search of a 10th successive victory when they return to action after the international break with a home date against Leicester on Monday.

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