Despite Arsenal winning six out of their last seven games since losing 4-0 away to Liverpool, Arsene Wenger insists it’s still too early for title talk.
Wenger hailed Arsenal’s performance against Brighton on Sunday, describing the 2-0 win as ‘outstanding’. However, the Frenchman believes it’s far too early to be talking about the title given that it’s only October.
“It’s too early. Seven games played, 31 to go,” Wenger pointed out.
“Last year after six games Man City was top with 18 points. So let’s not go too quick to conclusions.
“They played outstanding [on Saturday] but it’s a long way to go.”
The Gunners had a disastrous start to their 2017/18 campaign.
Unsettled players and a lack of change, which had previously been promised, appeared to create a feeling of apathy among the Gunners. This soon radiated outward to the fans since if they were playing as if they didn’t care, why should we?
A chaotic win against Leicester followed by a sloppy defeat to Stoke and a humiliating loss at the hands of Liverpool cast a shadow over the club. Especially as Wenger did little to remedy the problems by simply selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Transfer Deadline Day and failing to bring anyone in after signing Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac earlier in the window.
While Arsenal have now risen from 12th in the table to fifth and are level on points with last season’s champions Chelsea, one point off Spurs in third, it’s understandable that Wenger doesn’t want to be drawn on title talk just yet.
To be honest, most fans are just taking each game as it comes as well. As the boss says, we have 31 matches to play and we’re bound to hit another rough patch – we’re Arsenal!
However, let’s enjoy this run of good results while we can.