Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko stated a few of his teammates had laughed when he stated at first of the season that the membership may win the Premier League title, however that the squad has now began to consider it’s attainable.
Zinchenko has been essential to Arsenal’s successful run together with his calm presence on the again and adaptability in assault. Mikel Arteta’s facet’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Sunday moved them 5 factors away from Metropolis on the prime of the standings, with a recreation in hand.
“To be honest, when I had just arrived, the quality I saw … obviously I knew the Arsenal team, I knew all of them before, but still I realised on the pitch we have everything to achieve big things,” Zinchenko instructed Premier League TV.
“I started to speak in the dressing room, saying: ‘Guys, forget top three or whatever, we need to think about the title.’ Some of them were laughing but no one is laughing now and all of us are dreaming.
“However nonetheless there’s lots of video games to play and now you’ll be able to see [Manchester] United is again. Metropolis, as all the time, is there. Let’s have a look at what’s going to occur, however we have to transfer step-by-step.”
Arsenal have not won the league since their “Invincibles” squad gained the title in 2003-04 below former supervisor Arsene Wenger.
Arteta’s facet will subsequent flip their consideration to the FA Cup the place they tackle Zinchenko’s former membership Metropolis in a fourth-round conflict on the Etihad Stadium on Friday.