EPL: Arteta admits that Arsenal is the best team after a “phenomenal” victory against Chelsea

For the first time, Mikel Arteta has acknowledged that Arsenal and Manchester City are currently competing for the league title.

WHAT OCCURED? The Arsenal manager has often insisted that after their outstanding start to the Premier League season, he and his team are taking things “game by game.” But Arteta claimed that his club is challenging his previous team after his team defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to retake the top spot above City.

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When asked by reporters if his team was still in the title race following the victory in west London, the Spaniard responded, “We are today. Today and tomorrow in football, though, are completely different.

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Enjoy the moment, then. Just consider what Manchester City has accomplished over the past six years. The best team in the world is led by the best manager in the world. In every single competition, they have continuously demonstrated it. We need to show that utmost respect. We are competing and working as a team much better. Although we are now seeing pretty nice outcomes, this process takes time.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: After Manchester City defeated Fulham on Saturday, Arteta was pleased with how his team handled dropping to second place behind City.

“We lost the top rank today, so we were under pressure,” he remarked. “We made sure the game was ready to play here and win, but we also realized that success here is a different matter. The boys have succeeded. I’m overjoyed that they completed that step. What we accomplished today was simply amazing.”

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ARE YOU AWARE? Arsenal’s record of 11 victories, one draw, and one loss in 13 games is the best league season start in club history.

WHAT WILL ARSENAL DO NEXT? On Wednesday night, the Gunners play Brighton at Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup.