Former England striker Michael Owen has encouraged Arsenal supporters to start celebrating their side’s present standing as the Premier League’s top team.
After many years of hardship, Owen claimed the supporters could now “get excited,” adding that Mikel Arteta had developed a team “full of confidence and maturity.”
After beating Brentford 3-0 on Sunday, Arsenal is still in first place in the Premier League heading into the international break.
With the exception of a 3-1 loss to Manchester United two weeks ago, the Gunners have won six of their last seven Premier League games.
And Owen claims that after a challenging few years, Gunners fans can now “get excited” because the squad is the real deal.
“That performance compared to last season was different class. We looked at the fixtures they’ve played already and they have been favourable for them,” Owen said on Premier League Productions.
“The first five they won and their first big test against Manchester United, they didn’t let themselves down, but they stumbled.
“It was important they got back to winning ways, and they did. They’re back to the top of the league. There’s going to be big tests to come because they have had a favourable start but the confidence is growing, they’re maturing.
“If i was an Arsenal fan – after a long few years – I would be starting to get excited now.”