- Arsenal are currently top of the English Premier League table, two points ahead of Manchester City
- One reporter believes that if the Gunners win this season’s EPL, it will be similar to Leicester’s feat in 2016.
- Andy Goldstein believes Arsenal will have achieved a lot if they can beat City to the title
Arsenal will have achieved a major feat if they manage to win the Premier League this season, according to renowned journalist Andy Goldstein.
The Gunners are currently the runaway leaders of the Premier League after 14 games, and so far there are no signs of slowing down.
Arsenal players celebrate after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on November 6, 2022. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane
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As of Wednesday, November 9, Mikel Arteta’s side are two points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City after beating Chelsea 1-0 in their last Premier League match .
Having not won the league since 2004, Arsenal have been a surprise package this season. It seems that Mikel Arteta’s philosophy is finally starting to take effect, three years after taking over the club.
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Last season, the Gunners somehow managed to finish the season in fifth place after a torrid start to the 2021/22 campaign, which saw them lose their opening three games.
As the season continues to progress, TalkSPORT’s Andy Goldstein weighed in on Arsenal’s title surge this season. He claimed the Gunners will have exceeded all expectations if they somehow cross the finish line in first place in May.
According to Goldstein, the fact that Arsenal as a football club were on their knees just a few seasons ago makes their title all the more impressive.
“I think when you look at where you were at the start of last season after three games, you went down after three games with zero points, if you win the Premier League this season I think it will be one of the biggest achievements ever of the Premier League,” he told his co-host and former Premier League star Darren Bent.
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He also noted that it would be quite a big deal if Arsenal somehow beat City, who have huge financial muscle, to the title.
Goldstein spoke of Man City being “masterful” with Haaland almost unstoppable when the Norwegian star was fit.
“You also have Liverpool. Now, Liverpool are not doing anything at the moment, but in Man City and Liverpool, you have two teams that have been talked about as the best teams in history. I’m not saying they do or they don’t. But are in the conversation.”
While he cited Leicester’s 2016 Premier League triumph as the biggest in the competition’s history, Goldstein said winning it for Arsenal this season would come close to the Foxes’ feat.
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In another part, Sports Brief reported Pep Guardiola’s update on Erling Haaland’s injury setback.
Haaland is understood to be battling a foot injury he picked up in October, which ruled him out of City’s Champions League games against Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City in the Premier League.
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Despite returning to action last weekend against Fulham, the Norwegian attacker is said to be not at 100 per cent.
According to Guardiola, his star striker still has a foot complaint and faces a fitness test ahead of City’s Carabao Cup clash against Chelsea on Wednesday 9 November.
Source: Sports Brief News