Former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has backed the north London side Arsenal to launch a Premier League title challenge this season.
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Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the season ended when they faced Manchester United in their sixth match of the season at Old Trafford. In that game, Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-1.
Despite their loss to Manchester United, Arsenal remain atop the Premier League points table. They have 15 points from six games, one more than Manchester City, who are in second place.
In 2001/02 season, Arsène Wenger’s side would surge to a spectacular Double, finishing seven points clear of Liverpool in the Premier League.
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They sealed the title with a win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, just days after dispatching Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Final. Arsene Wenger truly changed the face of Arsenal and created fear among the opposition with his team.
But now the 72-year-old Frenchman spoke on the current state of play and cannot hide his admiration for the job being done by Arteta.
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can win the title.
Wenger now believes Arsenal can win the Premier League this season.
Arsenal is progressing in the right direction, according to Wenger. He also believes that the team has no weak spots. He praised Arsenal’s summer transfer business, saying they have young and promising players.
Wenger noted that there is no ‘completely dominating’ team in the Premier League this season and believes Arsenal can compete for the title.
“I would say they are moving in the right direction. I honestly think there is no weak position in the team… they are young, promising players and they have bought well this year.
“There is no completely dominating team this season and Arsenal has a chance with the potential that is there. “We used to be in the top four and why not again? You cannot even rule out the fact that they can fight for the title and hopefully they can do it. “
“I still feel that my life is definitely linked with Arsenal, so now I support them from my TV, and I am also very busy travelling the world for FIFA.”
Wenger, who won three league titles and seven FA Cups during his 22-year Arsenal reign, spoke at an event with David Dein to help the club’s former vice-chairman promote his new book, Calling The Shots.
He brought an end to his 22-year-old reign in 2018.On returning to Emirates, he said,
“I haven’t been there since 2018. “After 22 years as manager, maybe I arrived at the end of the road and people wanted a change.