Arsenal may have picked up the pace in the Premier League after the poor start that saw us head into the previous international break languishing down near the bottom of the table, but we are still not seen by too many in the football world as realistic contenders to lift the EPL trophy next May.
Despite the three wins and a draw that has seen the Gunners climb back up towards the right end of the league table, going above our early tormentors Liverpool and level with Chelsea on points, Arsenal are still some way behind the pace setters from Manchester.
We are not exactly blowing the opposition away either and have not really looked like world beaters, with both United and City have been drawing a lot of praise for their performances as well as their results, so we really need something to knock them back a bit.
Perhaps the loss of Sergio Aguero might do that to Pep Guardiola’s team, but that would still leave Jose Mourinho’s men and even if this injury to Romelu Lukaku turns out to be worse than first feared and the Belgian misses some matches, the former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry seems to think they would still be okay, as he has heaped praise on another of their forwards Anthony Martial, worryingly suggesting in a Metro report that the young Frenchman is better than he was.
The Gunners great said, ‘Anthony Martial is a far better player than I was at that age.
‘He can become a world class player’
Not good news for Arsenal, Gooners, is it? Have we got any chance of beating both Manchester clubs to the title this season?