Are Arsenal ready to mount a serious title challenge?
Arsenal have come a long way since their 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on the opening weekend. Since then Arsenal, domestically, and in Europe, have won six on the bounce, including a win in the league over North London rivals Spurs.
The day after a precious three points against Andre Villas Boas' men Arsene Wenger broke the bank to aquire the services of a man widely regarded as the worlds best number ten - Mesut Ozil.
Since the signing of the instrumental German, Arsenal have recorded impressive away victories in the league and in Europe against Sunderland and Marseille respectively. And its ten wins on the bounce away from home from the Gunners in all competitions.
Now I firmly believe, Arsenal, nor any other English time for that matter, will win Europes top prize, but can the Gunners dominate domestically, and win the English Premier League?
The Gunners sit one point behind Liverpool in second - but yes its only four games into the season. But as well as pulling off a major transfer coup in signing Real Madrids Mesut Ozil, players at the Emirates have come to the fore, and hit a rich vein of form.
Aaron Ramsey is in the form of his life with six goals already this season, manager Arsene Wenger was again impressed after last nights 2-1 over Marseille: '' I don't know if there is a better midfielder in Europe right now, but what's important is that he continues to improve.'' he said of the Welshman.
Up front Olivier Giroud's pre-season form has carried into the new season with five goals so far, spearheading an Arsenal attack with Walcott and Ozil supplying balls the trio will put fear into any defence.
And whilst Arsenal have always been admired for their attacking prowess, their defence looks as solid as it has been for years, with Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker forming a solid defensive partnership.
In Arsene Wenger Arsenal now have the most experienced manager in the Premier League. With Manuel Pelligrini, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes all making shaky starts to their tenures and Man City, Chelsea, and United, maybe Wenger is ready to taste success once again
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