You can tell that the confidence is returning to those concerned with Arsenal Football Club, and although it could hardly have been any worse for us Gooners going into the last international break, the turnaround on the pitch has been remarkable, but I am not sure that it has been quite good enough to get us dreaming of a Premier League title triumph just yet.
However, there are not too many EPL clubs looking stronger than Arsenal at the minute, especially after the reigning champions Chelsea have faltered of late and have also just lost their summer signing and top scorer Alvaro Morata for a lengthy injury lay-off.
So with Arsenal having moved level on points with his former club, our keeper Petr Cech is looking at the title race and thinking we are right back in the hunt, The Mirror reports, despite there still being a six point gap to the two Manchester clubs.
With Liverpool struggling at both ends and with Tottenham clearly not happy with Wembley Stadium as their home ground, Arsenal could be feeling pretty optimistic, but until Man City and/or United start to wobble then we are still only playing catch-up and may have to win our upcoming games against them to challenge for the top.
Cech said, “We have joined the group of leaders – that is important.
“We play them both, so those will be the games where we have the opportunity to close the gap. At this time, we need to make sure we win all our games and let’s see what will happen.
“On Saturday we were monitoring all the games and the result and every team ahead of us won their games, so we needed to make sure we continued our run and kept winning in order to keep the gap the way it is.
“Unfortunately we have to be chasing so we need to make sure we win our games and if the teams ahead of us drop some points we can close the gap or get ahead of them.
“As a team, the cohesion is there. The defensive attitude, the offensive work as well. This is the way to go forward.”
Arsenal face Man City on November 5th and with a bit of luck that could be a top two battle, as United face Tottenham and Liverpool before then and they face Chelsea that same week. Are Man City the team to beat for any club with title ambitions. Is it just the two Manchester clubs that are the ones for Arsenal to fear?