Five games. Five wins. Arsenal are flying high at the top of the Premier League and the atmosphere around the club is best it has been in a long, long time.
There have been criticisms of over celebrating wins and many stating that the opposition the Gunners have beaten haven’t been up to much, but after beating Aston Villa 2-1, this is their best start since the 2004/05 season, and that’s got to be worth celebrating for Arsenal and their fans.
“Arsenal have done really well so far but their big test comes next Sunday against Manchester United at Old Trafford,” former Arsenal star Paul Merson told Sky Sports earlier this week.
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“It’s going to be the acid test for this Arsenal side. If they can go and beat United, then you start to think that this could carry on.”
Of course, the fixtures have been kind to Arsenal so far this. Of course, there is still a long, long way to go this season, and of course, there will be ups and downs and bigger tests to come for Arteta’s men.
That starts on Super Sunday when they face Erik ten Hag’s United but win and then the excitement can really start to build for Arteta, his players and the Arsenal supporters.