It’s too early to consider Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal, says Emmanuel Petit.

It’s proving to be another season out of the title race for Arsenal, as defeat against Manchester City on Sunday left them 12 points adrift in the table.

There’s still a long way to go, but the Gunners would have to put together a remarkable run of form to close the gap on a very good looking City side.

Despite that, Emmanuel Petit doesn’t think Wenger should lose his job just yet. While Arsenal are far behind the leaders, so are all of their rivals.

That the Londoners aren’t too far behind everyone else makes their situation “not all bad”, according to Petit.

“That said, it’s too early in the season to consider Arsène’s future at the club,” he said in his column for Paddy Power.

“There has been so much speculation about his job, and he’s under such pressure – but if you look at the table, Arsenal are not too far behind their rivals, except City, who are on another level to everyone. Tottenham, United and Chelsea are all within arm’s reach, so it’s not all bad.”

Arsenal are just four points off second-placed Manchester United and third-placed Tottenham. Chelsea sit three points above us in fourth, while Liverpool have the same number of points as we do in fifth.

At the moment, at least, it suggests that finishing in the Champions League places is far from impossible. However, Wenger’s men will need to make some serious improvement if they want to accomplish that much this season.

Four defeats so early on isn’t a good sign. With another big game on the horizon, Arsenal could soon be further behind the chasing pack.