Arsenal’s stance at the top of the table remained for yet another week, meaning we have now been on top of the table for the longest period since the 2004/05 season and things are looking very promising for the Gunners this year. The season may be only two months underway, but take into account that we have had an international break, as well as another one this weekend, and then a cup game in-between, so the Premier League season is still relatively early on for this campaign.
Arsene Wenger has already made it clear that talk of the title at this stage of the season, is ridiculous and I completely agree, hoping that nobody here is getting TOO carried away with the fact we are on top. Of course it’s great to see Arsenal performing and dominating how we used to, however let’s remain realistic for the time being because this league is certainly more of a marathon, rather than a sprint.
Mikel Arteta has too spoken about Arsenal’s chances this season, and although he thinks this is Arsenal’s greatest chance in many years, it’s clear that the whole team is remaining professional and making sure the job is done, because at the end of the day anything can change in football.
Arteta said: “After 10 games most of the teams have played against most of the teams. You know where you are and you know your level. You have played against teams at the top and teams at the bottom as well. But at the moment the league looks good. It’s going to be tough. There are five or six teams challenging to win it so you are not depending on one or two results. That’s what makes this league the most entertaining in Europe so we know how tough it’s going to be. But we are on a good run and we are confident with the players we have.”
At 10 games in, the season is still less than a third of the way through, however certainly at this point there is a much clearer understanding of the team’s chances because by the time this stage arrives, teams have travelled across the country and faced all abilities of teams. Although I don’t think the League is as strong as expected this season, I still expect the likes of Chelsea and City to compete, whilst I don’t think Spurs and Liverpool will have enough to succeed, despite good starts to the season.
It’s exciting times for Arsenal and although we may not have picked up all three points against West Brom at the weekend, the Hawthorns has proved to be a tough place to go and so we shouldn’t be left disappointed, just be thankful that our unbeaten run continues. Now we go into another international break before returning to Premier League action with Norwich City.