Arsene Wenger has seemingly forgotten that Man City exist as he does not think that there is a “completely dominating team” in the way of Arsenal.
Arsenal’s legendary former manager has clearly been impressed by Mikel Arteta’s side so far this term.
They have looked particularly strong as they have won five of their six games in the Premier League.
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Their only defeat came against Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this month.
The Gunners performed well for large portions of the game but they succumbed to a couple of goals against the run of play in the 3-1 defeat.
Arsenal do still sit top of the table, but Man City are now just one point behind them. The champions are yet to lose as they have four wins and two draws.
Pep Guardiola’s team have looked a bit more open defensively but Erling Haaland has enjoyed a sensational start in England, scoring twelve goals in just eight games.
Liverpool have not looked like their usual selves so far this term but you imagine they will return to form at some point.
But Wenger has been encouraged by Arsenal. He believes “there is no weak position in the team” so a title challenge “cannot be ruled out”:
“I would say they are moving in the right direction. I honestly think there is no weak position in the team… they are young, promising players and they have bought well this year,” Wenger told The Sun.
“There is no completely dominating team this season and Arsenal has a chance with the potential that is there.
“We used to be in the top four and why not again? You cannot even rule out the fact that they can fight for the title and hopefully they can do it.”
Wenger left his managerial role at Arsenal back in 2018, with Unai Emery replacing him. Arteta later took over at the end of 2019.
The Frenchman went onto insist that he will not return to the club in the future:
“I haven’t been there since 2018,” Wenger continued.
“After 22 years as manager, maybe I arrived at the end of the road and people wanted a change.
“The club had chosen a different direction and I can understand that completely. Sometimes you need to have a completely new staff and my presence there could have been a problem.
“So I stayed away completely to give the club the chance to rebuild a new connection with a new manager.
“That’s why I never talked about Arsenal and never came back to the Emirates because I didn’t want to be a presence that is maybe not good for the club.
“But I still feel that my life is definitely linked with Arsenal so now I support them from my TV and I am also very busy travelling the world for Fifa.”