Arsenal’s mentality questioned amid title problem claims

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Former Chelsea and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has claimed that Arsenal lack the mentality and squad wanted to mount a real title problem this season.

THE LOWDOWN: SURPRISE START

Arsenal’s present place within the Premier League is one thing of a shock to everybody, together with the golf equipment’ supporters. Despite a switch window with brilliant additions altogether, nobody might have believed that the Gunners could be prime of the desk, headed into the worldwide break.

That is the fact in the meanwhile, with Arsenal now the early pacesetters and shock candidates to mount a real problem. Mikel Arteta’s males have received all however one among their seven league video games up to now – a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Talking about consistency, the Gunners have confirmed to be one of the vital constant sides however many are nonetheless doubting their capability to maintain up their present performances, given how they’ve slumped on a number of events through the years.

While former boss Arsene Wenger and a bunch of others assume Arsenal is perhaps as much as one thing totally different this season, Glen Johnson believes a well-known case of ‘mentality struggles’ and squad depth will meet up with the Gunners in the midst of the season.

THE LATEST: MENTALITY QUESTIONED

Speaking to the Daily Express, Johnson has questioned whether or not Arsenal haVE what it takes to go all the way in which this season, after a powerful begin to the present marketing campaign.

“They’ve started very strong and I think they surprised most people the way they’ve come out the blocks,” Johnson mentioned. “I don’t assume they’ll have the squad or the character to maintain a correct title problem till the tip. I believe they may for some time, nevertheless it’s so robust to try this throughout an entire season.

“I expect them to be there or thereabouts but I think they will fade away. I’d just put that down to having a slightly lighter squad, but if they strengthen and get a couple of people in they might have the legs to take it to the end.”

THE VERDICT: TIME WILL TELL

It could be unsuitable to say Arsenal will falter once more after solely seven video games and it’s also unsuitable to assume {that a} title problem will be mounted in the identical vein.

However, it’s evident that the Gunners are significantly better than they had been final season and the truth that they’re eight factors higher off than they had been at this stage final season just about says loads.

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