Sydney FC Head Coach has lauded his attacking stars as the best attacking quartet in history as the Sky Blues’ boss promised goals in Saturday night’s clash at ‘Fortress’ Allianz Stadium against the Mariners (kick off 7:50pm AEDT).
Arnold dismissed the Round 6 result against the Mariners as a mere blip in the season and said the Sky Blues were greater for it, reflecting on the results and performances that followed.
“I look back at the Adelaide game and we had 64% possession and controlled everything, they had one shot at goal and if anything we just missed the cutting edge,” Arnold said.
“We’ve done a very positive review this week, we know it was just the final element and I know that we have that in us, especially with the front four that we’ve got.
“That front four is for me the greatest front line in A-League history. In the last seven games scoring 24 or 25 goals is a great feat and we expect to do that again tomorrow night.
“We just prepare as it’s a normal game. Since then [defeat to the Mariners] we’ve got greater and greater as the season has gone on,” he continued.
“I really expect a great performance tomorrow night, I can see it in the eyes and faces of the boys, they’re hungry. Fortress Allianz is our home, our house, it’s where we’ve been at our greatest and I do believe that with the belief that’s in this group that we’ll be great.
“I think we’ve got 24 points out of 32 since. It’s just one of those things that happens in football. All I can do is look at where we are today and the desire these boys have, the greatness will follow with that.
“We’ve got an extremely hungry group of players, everyone is fit and ready to go and I expect a win tomorrow night and to win well.”
Saturday night’s clash brings up Hyundai A-League clash number 200 for Arnold who said it’d be special to be facing his former club for the milestone, while also wishing departing defender Sebastian Ryall well for the future.
“It’s my 200th game and I’m playing against the club I coached with the Mariners where I had a wonderful time up there for three and a bit years,” Arnold said.
“To come up against them in my 200th game will be a memory that I’ll have forever.
“I can only say as long as I’m at this club Seb will always be welcome back, whether it’s four months for him to rekindle the love of the game of football and he wants to play again the door is always open at Sydney FC,” he continued.
“We’ve got great depth, Aaron Calver is 100% fit and he’s never let us down ever, he’s a great kid. We’ve got good young kids coming through the youth team.”
Sydney FC take on the Central Coast Mariners at ‘Fortress’ Allianz Stadium in Round 17 of the Hyundai A-League on Saturday (kick off 7:50pm AEDT). Be there to back your Sky Blues.
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