It’s been nearly a dozen years since Arsenal last won the Premier League, so we’ll certainly forgive those folks out there who are hesitant to call the Gunners serious contenders — let alone, favorites — for this year’s title.
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If you’re an Arsenal fan, though, you’re probably, like your manager, Arsene Wenger, feeling pretty good about what you’ve seen thus far in the 2015-16 season. Through a rash of injuries to key players, the Gunners have turned poor starts from the likes of Manchester City, whom the Gunners knocked off 2-1 on Monday, Chelsea and Manchester United into perhaps their best chance to win the title since “the Invincibles” went unbeaten in 2003-04.
Speaking in his post-game television interview (above video), Wenger had the following to say…
Wenger, on the ever-changing tide of emotions Monday night:
“It was a very intense game with both teams giving absolutely everything. They had more possession, but we always looked dangerous. Our solidarity, our togetherness, our organization worked well, and of course we got [two] great goals in the first half. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish the game in the second half. When they came back to 2-1, it became a bit shaky but our spirit pushed us through.”
Wenger, on Arsenal’s title chances:
“You summed it up well — ‘too early’ — but we are there, so at least it gives us confidence.”
“We recently had our backs to the wall when we beat Olympiacos (in the UEFA Champions League), and we did it in a convincing way. And today we have done it again. That shows we have a very strong spirit, there is life in the team — you see that from the outside — and we want to take care of that.”