What we now know that we didn’t in August
> With 10 fixtures played it has become apparent that Spurs are the real deal, James Milner is a secret leftback and Diego Costa is revitalised
opposition defences, makes the Gunners more unpredictable than when Giroud stands up top with his back to goal. (especially when he won his first 10 matches) that he would lead Manchester City to the league title at a canter.
However, the last few weeks – prior to the demolition of West Brom at the weekend – have brought Pep Guardiola down a peg or two. He may well go on to add to the silver bounty come May but it will not be all on his terms as the defeat to Spurs and draws with Everton and Southampton proved. Antonio Conte, the Costa that led Chelsea to the league in 2014-15 is very much back in attendance. He has eight goals in 12 games and looks as dangerous as ever.