Michael Owen says it’s time to take Arsenal seriously in the title race

Former Liverpool man Michael Owen believes with four points between them and Manchester City, now is the time to consider Arsenal title challengers.

The Gunners have made a stunning start to this season, and they have been the best club in the Premier League so far.

They have won nine of their opening ten matches, and their recent wins against Liverpool and Tottenham showed they mean business.

Their hardest game so far was arguably the match against Leeds United yesterday, but they still secured all the points in a 1-0 win.

They would feel lucky to have earned the points, but City didn’t have that much luck in their own fixture.

They lost to Liverpool at Anfield, as the Reds stopped Erling Haaland from scoring, with Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk in dominant form.

That defeat of the champions means Arsenal is now four points clear and Owen says it was at a similar stage Leicester City started believing when the Foxes won the league.

He told the Premier League Productions:

“Possibly after today people will be thinking ‘hang on, four points is a nice little cushion.

“I cast my mind back to Leicester and it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise like the Leicester season but I do cast my mind back to when Leicester went four points clear and ‘it’s only Leicester, they won’t win it’, or whatever.

“Arsenal have got a lot more ability than that team and I do think if they continue like this for the next three, four, five games, if they continue winning, then all of a sudden people will be thinking ‘wow, they are the real deal, they are the biggest thorn in the side of Manchester City maybe’.”

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Beating Leeds was hard, but we showed dominant character to earn that victory, which is an attribute of great teams.

Now we must show that remarkable form in our next few matches to keep the gap between us and others if we seriously want to end this season with the title.

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11 Comments

  1. Even if Arsenal failure to win the Premier League this year, a marker is being land down for next season.The age of the team is around 20+.The future with a few more decent players is great.

  2. Midfield is still our headache. I do hope Edu is going to do something about the midfield and a relieve for Saka on the wings.
    When this is done, Arsenal is good to go.
    Probably, this is our season

    1. If we can beat Man City in one of our two games with them, we are in with a really good chance…..IF.

      1. Remember last season we lost more than 22points against the top 5. We lost home and away to both Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City.
        Lost to Spurs and Man U away but this season things will be surely difficulty.
        We are dead in the mix for a Top 4 spot.
        Winning the oig this season will be an over achievement.

    2. Arsenal is really the best team like now, but I think Edu should still find two more strikers for the replacement for Sala and Jesus coz if those two guys go for injury it means we will start struggling again so please we nolonger want loses we need to take the title this season.
      And to you all Arsenal players you amazing this season so please kip fighting, kip pushing, kip working hard we here with you.
      This season the title is ours kip UNITED ARSENAL PLAYERS.
      I LOVE YOU GUYS 👦 .
      I LOVE ARSENAL..

  3. I will like the coach and his crew to buy Roman attacker Osimhen. He is a forceful attacker and has strength to assist Jesus and Saka. The supply from midfield, right and left will yield a possitive result.

  4. Arsenal is good indeed now nice playing but still more you need to add three new strong players strike 1,midfielder and defender in case some injuries come and I also want to encourage all players to play hard together as one family, be cooperation and discipline. Am clemence Banda from Blantayre city in Malawi best supporter for Arsenal forever

  5. Arsenal is 60% good now but am so much worried where our previous performance is gonna be a motivation factor because all we want is consistency that means every match counts. Arsenal fan from Kenya

  6. I’m so much impressed with the start of this season, the much work Arteta has done in Arsenal is showing now but my greatest fear right now is losing this current form. If it can be maintained till the end of the season it to almost the end I believe we can claim the cup. I was focused on top four before but with the the players are putting much effort now I’ve digressed my attention to the trophy. We just need to bring in more players during the next transfer window and I think that would give us more edge. Chen Eric from Nigeria, Arsenal till death. ❤️

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