Going in to a crunch game against last year’s champion’s will give us a good idea of how much better Arsenal are this season than last, and may finally stop the constant talk about how the departure of Alex Song and Robin van Persie has left the Gunners bereft of talent. Arsene Wenger has spoken about this season and has said that he does not think there is an obvious choice of team who look like title winners.
“I feel it is very unpredictable at the moment.
“You have no team that gives out the strength that makes you think they are unbeatable. None of the teams that I have seen gave me that impression.”
Chelsea have the best figures so far, having won four and drawn one, but they have not been very impressive. All of their opponents are in the bottom half of the table, with only Newcastle being seen as a tough test, and they are off form at the minute. Okay Arsenal and Man City failed to beat Stoke, but we were away to Stoke whereas Chelsea were at home and were lucky to win. They were totally outclassed by Athletico Madrid in the European Super Cup and only just hung on for a draw against Juventus.
If Arsenal can perform well today and clinch a victory, it would be hard to say that there was a better team so far in the league. Wenger was asked about his current squad and whether it was the best for a while and he is very positive about it, especially with the players due to return from injury.
“In terms of quality and numbers in midfield, yes, for sure.”
Time to prove it on the pitch today!