Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal “could go all the way” to winning the Premier League title after a seven-point lead.
The Gunners took a 4-2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion, while closest rivals Manchester City lost at home to Everton earlier on Saturday, sending Mikel Arteta’s side in 2023 by a huge margin.
Arsenal had not won the Premier League since the Invincibles’ 2003-04 season under Wenger, but their strong start to the campaign led fans to believe a championship was a possibility.
Wenger believes the Gunners are more than capable of keeping up the title challenge, telling TV2: “It was a fantastic performance. [against Brighton]. Arsenal are getting stronger and stronger.
“It was a one-way street. I think they have all the necessary ingredients, both tactical and mental.
“They can go all the way. Because, as you can see, they create a lot of chances. I really don’t see any flaws.”
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Martin Odegaard scored a goal and provided an assist at the Amex Stadium, while Wenger was impressed with the Norwegian’s performance.
“He makes decisions quickly and always optimally. It’s great,” Wenger said.
“I love him and the way he makes football so easy. He has developed very well. It’s really amazing. His decisions, he is also a leader in the team.”
Bukayo Saka kicked off Arsenal with a goal just two minutes later and the winger said the earlier draw against City encouraged them to make sure they did their job at Brighton.
“We’re just trying to focus on ourselves,” Saka told BBC Sport. But when we heard about [City’s 1-1 draw] it gave us extra motivation to try to continue and get results.”