Premier League: Wenger cools title talk

Wenger cools title talk

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is delighted to be at the top of the Premier League table but believes it is too early to predict whether the Gunners can go all the way

The Gunners got the season off to a disappointing start as they slipped to a 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day but they have since rallied and sit top of the pile going into the current international break.

Wenger’s men had to settle for a share of the points following a 1-1 draw at West Brom on Sunday but it was still enough to regain top spot from Liverpool.

Arsenal have not won a Premier League title since 2004 and Wenger, although pleased, is not getting carried away.

“I feel it was important not to lose once we went a goal down, that was the most important thing for the mental comfort,” he said.

“Of course it is good as well to remain top. (But) the mentality of champions is built up throughout a season.

“It is a bit early, only October. In March, April you can show you have the mentality of champions.

“At the moment it is early but it is good to continue our run.

“It requires special resilience. I believe that what is important is to continue to focus on the way we want to play.”

Keeping players fit will also be crucial for Wenger, who already has a number of players on the sidelines with knocks.

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