Arsenal’s strong start to the season continued on Saturday with a dominating display in the North London derby and a deserved 3-1 victory over Tottenham.
It was the Gunners’ seventh win in eight Premier League games this season and Mikel Arteta’s side remain top of the table. They are starting to look like the real deal.
After wins over Crystal Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth, Fulham and Aston Villa in their opening five matches, many were quick to point out that Arsenal “have yet to play anybody good”.
A 3-1 loss to Manchester United in their next game was taken as confirmation by many that Arsenal still have a soft center, but the Gunners followed that defeat with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Brentford and now a morale boost. going up. victory over Tottenham.
Saturday’s victory at the Emirates Stadium came courtesy of goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka, with Harry Kane on target for Spurs from the penalty spot.
Arsenal were helped by an error from Hugo Lloris in their second goal and then a moment of madness from Emerson Royal, the Brazilian being sent off at 2-1 for an unnecessary cleats challenge on Gabriel Martinelli.
Energy. Commitment. Passion. We did it together, Gooners ✊ pic.twitter.com/tfVAitYy8uOctober 1, 2022
But in truth, the Gunners were by far the better team and on that evidence, Arteta’s side have improved massively since missing out on the Champions League last season.
The title challengers? Time will tell us. But Arsenal keep winning, the Gunners have beaten one of the best teams in the country and it’s definitely time to take them seriously.