Fulham boss is convinced Arsenal “are going to be contenders again”

Arsenal’s 2023–24 season start hasn’t been as convincing as many hoped. Yes, they are still unbeaten, but in their two wins over Forest and Palace, they didn’t win convincingly; winning by a goal isn’t how many expected them to win, and in their 2-2 draw against Fulham, they wasted a lot of chances they should have converted.

Of course, it is still too early to judge Arsenal’s prospects this season, so you can’t quickly overlook them in the title race. Fulham boss Marco Silva may have seen his team deny Arsenal two important points. Still, he has noticed one thing about Arteta’s team: After the game, he admitted that the Gunners are stronger than last season and will be firmly in the title race.

“We have great respect for Arsenal. In my opinion, they are going to be even stronger than last season,” he said as per Football London.

“The quality they add for their squad is impressive, and I have to say they are going to be contenders again because the quality they have, and the manager they have, and all of that stuff.”

Before the Fulham game, Odegaard hinted that it is not fair to judge a team in the first few games of the season, explaining that teams are still trying to find a rhythm at the start. Listening to Silva’s claims, the Arsenal captain’s words make sense. The Norwegian about struggling at the start of the season said, “That’s our challenge today as well; we know it can be tricky at the beginning of the season to be at your best.

“You are not 100 percent in your best form at this stage of the season, and it can take time to build your rhythm, but at the same time, you have to win the games.

“It’s crucial to pick up these points and build that confidence early on.”

Arsenal are currently sitting 2 points behind the leaders Man City.

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    1. I concur…the omission of Gabriel Manga…, the snubing of ESR , the changing if the defensivi midfield formtion are a bad sign …the team will struggle to gel. We miss the Xhaka energy around the opponents 18 yard area and I think Vieira can add a dimension or two to the number 10 position if the late vs Fulham résurgence is Significant.

  1. Arsenal will be contenders again, but the gaffer need an effective # 2 in the dugout, a senior figure that command respect from the gaffer.
    Someone like Wenger, Redknapp or Roy Hodgson, Arteta must not be allowed to sign players who has shown multiple red flags without any form of resistance.
    Never again.

    An assistant coach, should help with the organization of the team, planning of the team, play call effectively in order to help the team win, the ability to recruit is an important skill for any assistant football coach all these responsibilities should not be left solely on the head coach to call the shots, it would have been very unlikely for both the gaffer and his assistant to makes huge mistake simultaneously.

  2. People going on about unconvincing wins because they were by a one-goal margin Sure last season it was many one-goal wins that helped put us in a great position. People must be remembering differently due to us almost winning the title but I suggest for them to go back and look at that early season success to see how many games were won by one goal. Fans are expecting too much and putting unnecessary pressure on the team

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