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Wenger believes Arsenal can win Premier League under Arteta


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It is fair to say that since taking the reins at the Emirates, Mikel Arteta has completely transformed Arsenal.

The Spaniard, despite his limited experience as a boss, has taken over a previously hapless Arsenal side and turned them into an outfit capable of competing with the Premier League’s elite.

The Gunners would finish 8th in the league last term, though Arteta didn’t take over till the end of December.

And although he hasn’t been at the club for a year yet, Arteta has already guided the north Londoners to two pieces of silverware, beating Chelsea for the FA Cup and Liverpool for the Community Shield.

MUNICH, GERMANY – MARCH 10: Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Wenger backs Arteta to win Premier League

Arsenal have had a similarly positive start to the 2020/21 campaign.

They have won three and lost one of their first four Premier League ties this term, with that loss coming against Liverpool at Anfield.

And the Gunners are also into the last eight of the League Cup after seeing off Jurgen Klopp’s side in the previous round.

Also, with the Arsenal board backing Arteta in the transfer market, there is most certainly cause for optimism in the red half of north London right now.

Said optimism is seemingly shared by Arsenal legend and Arteta’s former boss, Arsene Wenger, who stated recently that he believes Arteta can win the Premier League whilst coaching the Gunners:

“I genuinely believe yes, because he looks to have a good grip on the team.

“They follow well, they are with him. We have bought well, spent a lot of money in the last two years. Suddenly we discovered huge resources – that was quite surprising.

“I think he has the quantity and quality of players, yes we can go for it. Why not?”

Quotes via Sky Sports News.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Everton FC 4 7 12
2 Aston Villa FC 3 9 9
3 Leicester City FC 4 5 9
4 Arsenal FC 4 3 9
5 Liverpool FC 4 0 9
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 7 7
7 Chelsea FC 4 4 7
8 Leeds United 4 1 7
9 Newcastle United FC 4 1 7
10 West Ham United FC 4 4 6
11 Southampton FC 4 -1 6
12 Crystal Palace FC 4 -2 6
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 -3 6
14 Manchester City FC 3 -1 4
15 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4 -2 3
16 Manchester United FC 3 -6 3
17 West Bromwich Albion 4 -8 1
18 Burnley FC 3 -5 0
19 Sheffield United FC 4 -5 0
20 Fulham FC 4 -8 0
Player Team Goals
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 6
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 6
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 5
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 3
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 3
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
Jorginho Chelsea FC 3
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 3
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 3
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 3
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 3
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 3
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 3
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United FC 3
Costa, Helder Leeds United 2
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 2
Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 2



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