Ian Wright warns that Arsenal need to do one thing if they are going to win the title

Arsenal eventually managed to take all three points at Goodison Park, something they hadn’t done since 2017. That victory in itself indicates progression by the Gunners; it shows they are eager to right their wrongs, go all the way, and win the league.

After the win over Everton, Arsenal legend Ian Wright took some time to comment on his former club’s title hopes. He underlined how tight and difficult their schedule is, but he is convinced Arteta and the boys will be able to thrive in the coming games against PSV, Spurs (in the North London derby next weekend), Brentford, Bournemouth, and Lens. Then, on October 8th, they will face their first true test of the season when they face Manchester City.

He stated that Arsenal’s only chance of winning the league is if they defeat Manchester City. Last season, the Citizens, who went on to win the league, beat them home and away, which Wright admits he doesn’t want to happen again.

He said on Premier League Productions as transcribed by the Metro: “Those three games are big, but I wouldn’t say the PSV one so much because it’s a Champions League game; it’s the first one we’re not really into the meat and bones of yet.

“It’s a big game for Arsenal, but then obviously Tottenham and their form, which is very, very good, so the derby is going to be unbelievable.

“Then it’s Manchester City, and I believe if Arsenal have serious intentions of winning the league, they’re going to have to beat them at least once.

“They’re going to have to beat them and beat the teams around them, and then hope the other teams are able to cause Man City problems as well, because if they don’t beat them at least once, it’s going to be very, very difficult to do it.

“You have to get something from them and then build the momentum and confidence in the team, so when you get to them, I’m pleased they dug this one out.”

The race for the 2023–24 Premier League title is taking shape. Man City still has an unblemished record and appears unbeatable. If Arsenal can keep their momentum going, they’ll be able to get past the Citizens with a win over them at the Emirates and have a chance to set the pace of the title race like they did last season.

Daniel O


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  1. Speaking the obvious really as had we drawn our two matches against them last season we would have finished a point above them.

  2. Arteta is still playing the guardiola game. And is too rigid at times. Seems to play what has worked not what is going to work. He lacks serious experience when it matters.

      1. Take the 6 points they got from us and give us 2 points each for the two draws. WalllaaH…. We are one point ahead and EpP Champions…

  3. Arteta has found a decent solution to play against Man City. He used Havertz as our target man in Community Shield and we were able to keep up with Man City with Havertz’s hold-up/ aerial abilities

    West Ham could’ve won their last game, but Man City players were more clinical. Our players should also improve their finishing skills, if they’d like to beat Man City

  4. We have to play the Citizens in a 4 2 3 1 formation with discipline to get the upper hand.

    But they are beatable, just need a proper plan and stick to it

    1. Most definitely, they are beatable. All that is needed to get Arsenal players to believe that they can beat any team all day long.

  5. Copy the winning formula of the community shield and hope they have as much injuries as we have had, with a good prior momentum give everyone confidence before the game and then hopefully surprise them tactically, we should get the rub of the green and get a point or three. Simple!

  6. I agree with Ian Wright that if we defeat Man City at least once we shall beat them to the title. It is a psychological issue. Once we beat them we shall believe we are unstoppable and will start beating teams for fun. Our self belief will become very high. Does anyone recall that the time Liverpool beat Man city is the season it won EPL? We have been unfortunate against Man city because nearly everytime we meet them our team is bedevilled by injuries! Let me hope this time we shall have a near full strength team when we meet them. Remember we have already lost Jurrien Timber to injuries. We also need to expunge the fear factor from our boys when we are going to meet them. Remove psychological fear and we shall beat Man city. If Man U beat them last season why not us?

  7. Dont beat City and we dont win anything. Arteta has struggled against his old boss, who has his measure. Pep knows how to beat Arteta, Arteta has not found a way to beat Pep.

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