Arsenal skipper, Mikel Arteta, believes that the Gunners are in with a genuine chance of lifting the Premier League Trophy this season and that their early season form has laid down a marker for their competitors.
With the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City still coming to terms with managerial changes, Arsenal have delighted fans of live football commentary by stealing a march at the top of the table. They are currently five points clear, having remained unbeaten since the first week of the season.
Over the summer, the only real instability at the Emirates came when Mesut Ozil arrived on transfer deadline day but, according to Arteta, he is already part of the furniture.
“Mesut has been fantastic; he has fitted into the team so well and that is not easy, especially when you are a creative player,” the 31 year old said. “I can’t think of too many who have made such an immediate impact; it is as if he has been playing for Arsenal for years,” he added.
Arteta arrived at Arsenal from Everton in 2011 and, in his two full seasons with the club, they have finished third and then fourth in the Premier League, securing Champions League football but delivering little else for their success-hungry fans.
For Arteta, however, this season feels different and he feels that the Gunners have what it takes to turn their bright start into a title-winning run, a belief echoed by many football betting websites.
“There is a belief running through the team,” the Spaniard said. “There is a long way to go in the season but we have shown already we have the quality and desire to challenge for the title, which is what we should be doing each season,” he added.