Unai Emery is determined to keep looking ahead rather than dwelling on the current eight-match winning run he is enjoying. After losing his first two matches at the helm – tricky Premier League clashes with reigning champions Manchester City and FA Cup holders Chelsea – the Spaniard has seen his side win every game since.
That continued with a 3-0 victory over Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday night, making it eight in a row for the Gunners.
The last time they achieved such a run under previous manager Arsene Wenger was in April 2015.
The current string of wins has taken Emery’s side to within four points of City and Liverpool at the top of the table and, with those two clubs meeting on Sunday, extending Arsenal’s run to nine games with victory over Fulham would close the gap.
And Emery is keen to look forward to the short trip to Craven Cottage instead of looking back on previous results.
“Usually I don’t look behind, every day I’m looking at the next matches – what’s in front,” he said.
“For me, whether we win or lose, every match is giving me a lot of information about how to improve. Every coach wants to win, but it’s not easy to do that.
“For me the challenge is every day and every match – to look back to the last match is not good for us and not for me.
“My only focus is on Sunday against Fulham, to get three points to continue going up in the table.”