Now that Arsenal has a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger says his team “can go all the way” and win the league.
Gunners beat Brighton and Hove Albion 4-2 on the road, while Manchester City dropped points to struggling Everton earlier on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s team will enter the 2023 season with a significant lead.
Fans of Arsenal, who haven’t won the Premier League since Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ season in 2003–2004, are hopeful after the team’s excellent start to the season.
Wenger has expressed confidence in the Gunners’ ability to keep up their title push, telling TV2: “The performance [against Brighton] was fantastic. Arsenal are getting stronger and stronger.
“It was a one-way street. They have all the necessary ingredients, both tactically and mentally.
“They can go all the way. I don’t see any weaknesses. Because, as you can see, they create so many chances.
Wenger praised Martin Odegaard, a Norwegian international who scored and assisted in the win at the Amex Stadium.
“He makes decisions quickly, and always optimally. It is remarkable,” Wenger said.
“I like him and the way he makes football look so easy. He has developed very well. It’s really amazing. His decisions, he is also a leader in the team.”
Two minutes in, Bukayo Saka got things started for Arsenal with a goal, and the winger added that City’s draw earlier in the day inspired them to make sure they got the job done against Brighton.
‘We just try to focus on ourselves,’ Saka said to BBC Sport. “But when we heard about [City’s 1-1 draw] it gave us extra motivation to try and press on and get a result.”